Novel Psychoactive Phenethylamines

Phenethylamines represent a class of compounds with documented psychedelic and stimulant effects. The 2C family, which includes structural analogs such as 2C-B and 2C-I, has been well known since the 1970s from the synthetic work of Alexander Shulgin and the influence of his 1991 book PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Other related phenethylamine groups consist of the ring-substituted D amphetamines (ex. DOI, DOB) and the dibenzofurans (ex. BromoDragonFLY, 2C-B-FLY).

Regulatory agencies are responding to the threat posed by the harmful effects and growing use of these new phenethylamine designer drugs. In the summer of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that 25I-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25B-NBOMe be internationally controlled.1

Sigma-Aldrich's Cerilliant brand offers a broad selection of phenethylamine Certified Spiking Solutions® including analogs from the 2C series, dibenzofurans, and the D amphetamines. These certified reference solutions are suitable for numerous applications from clinical toxicology and forensic analysis to urine drug testing and medication monitoring. Cerilliant solution-based Certified Reference Materials are offered in a convenient, US DEA exempt format designed to improve laboratory efficiency.


Related Links