2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethoxyamphetamine

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2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethoxyamphetamine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-[(4-ethoxy-2,5-dimethoxy)phenyl]propan-2-amine
Clinical data
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Identifiers
CAS number 16128-88-4
ATC code ?
PubChem CID 542053
ChemSpider 472023 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL8225 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C13H21NO3 
Mol. mass 239.31 g/mol
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2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethoxyamphetamine (MEM) is a psychedelic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes. It was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin.[1] In his book PiHKAL, he lists the active dose range as 20–50 mg, and the duration as 10–14 hours.[1] According to Shulgin, MEM produces color enhancement, visual phenomena, and pattern movement, among other effects.[1]

MEM possesses affinity (Ki) for the 5-HT2A (3,948 nM), 5-HT2B (64.5 nM), 5-HT7 (7,156 nM), and σ1 (5,077 nM) receptors. It behaves as a partial agonist at the 5-HT2A receptor.[2] MEM is relatively selective for these sites and displays low/negligible (> 10,000 nM) affinity for a wide array of other targets.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Ann Shulgin; Alexander Shulgin (1991). Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story. Transform Press. ISBN 0-9630096-0-5. 
  2. ^ a b Ray TS (2010). "Psychedelics and the human receptorome". PLoS ONE 5 (2): e9019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009019. PMC 2814854. PMID 20126400. 

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