Isoproscaline

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Isoproscaline
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Names
IUPAC name
2-(4-Isopropoxy-3,5-dimethoxy-phenyl)-ethylamine
Other names
2-(4-Isopropoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C13H21NO3
Molar mass 239.31 g/mol
Melting point 163 to 164 °C (325 to 327 °F; 436 to 437 K) (hydrochloride)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Isoproscaline or 4-isopropoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine is an analog of mescaline. It is closely related to proscaline and was first synthesized by David E. Nichols.[citation needed] It produces hallucinogenic, psychedelic, and entheogenic effects.

Chemistry[edit]

Isoproscaline is in a class of compounds commonly known as phenethylamines, and the full chemical name is 2-(4-isopropoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine.

Effects[edit]

Little is known about the psychopharmacological effects of isoproscaline. In his book PiHKAL, Alexander Shulgin lists a psychedelic dosage as being 40–80 mg, with effects lasting 10-16 hours.[1]

Pharmacology[edit]

The mechanism that produces the hallucinogenic and entheogenic effects of isoproscaline is most likely to result from action as a 5-HT2A serotonin receptor agonist in the brain, a mechanism of action shared by all of the hallucinogenic tryptamines and phenethylamines.

Dangers[edit]

The toxicity of isoproscaline is not known.

Legality[edit]

Isoproscaline is unscheduled in the United States; however, because of its close similarity in structure and effects to mescaline, possession and sale of isoproscaline may be subject to prosecution under the Federal Analog Act.

In the UK, its highly likely that this compound would be covered by the "phenylethylamine amendment" to the misuse of drugs act likely rendering it a Class A controlled drug.

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