Lespedamine
Lespedamine.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
2-(1-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)-N,N-dimethylethan-1-amine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
  • InChI=1S/C13H18N2O/c1-14(2)9-8-11-10-15(16-3)13-7-5-4-6-12(11)13/h4-7,10H,8-9H2,1-3H3
    Key: DXTZTYQDNUHCAB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • O(n2c1ccccc1c(c2)CCN(C)C)C
Properties
C13H18N2O
Molar mass 218.300 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Lespedamine is an indole alkaloid and substituted tryptamine present in the plant Lespedeza bicolor.[1] The alkaloid bears a close structural resemblance to the psychedelic alkaloid dimethyltryptamine and was speculated to have psychoactivity by Alexander Shulgin. No reports on lespedamine's biological activity have been published.

References

  1. ^ Somei M, Yamada F, Kurauchi T, et al. (January 2001). "The chemistry of indoles. CIII. Simple syntheses of serotonin, N-methylserotonin, bufotenine, 5-methoxy-N-methyltryptamine, bufobutanoic acid, N-(indol-3-yl)methyl-5-methoxy-N-methyltryptamine, and lespedamine based on 1-hydroxyindole chemistry". Chem. Pharm. Bull. 49 (1): 87–96. doi:10.1248/cpb.49.87. PMID 11201232.