2C-T-2 (4-ethylthio-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is a psychedelic phenethylamine first described by chemist Alexander Shulgin in his book PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. This phenethylamine was first synthesized in 1981 by Alexander Shuligin. It is usually taken orally or insufflated with a typical dose in the range of 10-20mg. 2C-T-2 has both hallucinogenic and entactogenic properties. It is often compared to the related phenethylamine 2C-T-7, though reportedly the effects are of shorter duration and the associated body load heavier.
Introduction to 2C-T-2
Ways of administration
Effects of 2C-T-2When compared to 2C-T-7, this drug was found to:
- last a shorter period of time
- have similar visual/hallucinogenic properties
- improve communication to a similar degree
- evoke clarity of thought, shift cognitive processes more
- improve flow of insights to a greater degree
- cause less muscle tension
- cause more nausea/body load (subject to debate)
- be generally "less intense"
Combinations with 2C-T-2
Different Uses for 2C-T-2
Pharmacology of 2C-T-2
Chemistry of 2C-T-2
Column 1 Column 2 Systematic(IUPAC) name: 4-ethylthio-2,5-dimethoxybenzeneethanamine Synonyms: 4-ethylthio-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine Molecular Formula: C12H19NO2S, C12H19NO2S.HCl (hydrochloride) Molar mass: 241.35 g/mol, 277.81 g/mol (hydrochloride) CAS Registry Number: 207714-24-7 (hydrochloride) Melting Point: 204-207 °C (hydrochloride) Boiling Point: no data Flash Point: no data Solubility: Hydrochloride very soluble in methanol, water; soluble in chloroform, ether; sparingly soluble in acetone Additionnal data: no data Notes: none
Reagent test results of 2C-C
Reagent color produced picture video Marquis No reaction, pale orange link (reference); link (results) - Mandelin Yellow link (reference); link (results) - Mecke Biege, orange-red-purple link (reference); link (results) -
The dangers of 2C-T-2These are the dangers common to all psychedelic drugs:
Accidental injury. When on a psychedelic drug, it is easier to accidentally injure yourself. Also because of the disorientating and potentially delusion inspiring nature of the experience, you could be lead to inflict harm on others or yourself. People have fallen off rooftops, run into traffic, attempted to throw people off rooftops as 'sacrifices', drowned, and so on. The best way of protecting against this is to have a friend with you who is sober to look after you and handle any negative situation that might arise.
Bad trips. A bad trip is a negative psychedelic experience. It can range from a mildly negative feeling of anxiety/discomfort, to full-blown psychosis. Bad trips usually ruin a psychedelic experience for the tripper and everyone else. Most bad trips are manageable, just very uncomfortable and difficult. Some are extreme and unmanageable though. It's not uncommon for a bad trip to result in lingering psychological issues. Usually just a few days of negative emotions and anxiety. Sometimes, however, a week or so of serious anxiety, destabilized mental state and impaired functioning is possible. On very rare occasions, a month or two of severely diminished functioning, traumatized mental state, depression & crippling anxiety can occur. More information on bad trips can be found here. The best way of avoiding a bad trip is having the correct set and setting.
Permanent psychosis. Psychedelics are believed by researchers not to cause permanent psychosis, however they could trigger a latent mental illness in someone who was already predisposed to it, or make existing mental illnesses worse. If there is a history of mental illness in your family, you are more likely to be predisposed. Everyone is at some risk, however.
PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression & depersonalization. There are anecdotal reports of the trauma inflicted by some bad trips leading to depression and anxiety which while usually temporary, could potentially develop into lasting disorders. While no different to the potential of any traumatic event to cause lasting disorders, nonetheless this is a danger of psychedelic drug use.
Forms of 2C-E
Legal status of 2C-T-2
USA2C-T-2 is not explicitly controlled at Federal level, though possession or distribution may under certain circumstances contravene the Federal Analog Act due to 2C-T-2's structural and functional similarity to the Schedule I controlled substance 2C-T-7.
United Kingdom2C-T-2 is a class A controlled substance as it is covered by the phenethylamine derivatives clause of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
FinlandIllegal since 2011 
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