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25C-NBOMe Also known as:
ethoxyphenyl)-N-(2-[ACD/IUPAC Name] methoxybenzyl)ethan amine
thoxyphenyl)-N-(2-m[German][ACD/IUPAC Name] ethoxybenzyl)ethana min
éthoxyphényl)-N-(2-[French][ACD/IUPAC Name] méthoxybenzyl)éthan amine
4-chloro-2,5-dimeth[ACD/Index Name] oxy-N-[(2-methoxyph enyl)methyl]-
-2-(4-chloro-2,5-di methoxyphenyl)ethan amine
methoxy-phenyl)-eth yl]-(2-methoxy-benz yl)-amine
methoxyphenyl)ethyl ][(2-methoxyphenyl) methyl]amine
ethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2 -methoxyphenyl)meth yl]ethan-1-amine
ethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2 -methoxyphenyl)meth yl]ethanamine
- MFCD16659701[MDL number]
A relatively new and popular research chemical. A short acting psychedelic related to 2C-C with similar effects to LSD, though more visual with less of a ‘head-trip.’ Frequently mis-sold as LSD. Causes an uncomfortable body load and has caused several deaths even within regular dose ranges.
It is a member of the 25x-NBOMe series, a recently discovered group of potent psychedelic compounds derived from the 2C-x family. The name 25C-NBOMe, which is short-hand for 2C-C-NBOMe, is a derivative of the phenethylamine psychedelic 2C-C. It was discovered in 2003 by Ralf Heim at the Free University of Berlin, and subsequently investigated by a team at Purdue University led by David Nichols.
It has been studied in its radiolabelled form as a potential ligand for mapping the distribution of serotonin-2A receptors in the brain using positron emission tomography (PET). The first reports of human use appeared in 2010 following its appearance on the online research chemical market. Subjective effects include stimulation, open and closed-eye visuals, time distortion, euphoria, and ego loss.
25C-NBOMe’s effects are sometimes compared to those of LSD or DOx. However, it is reported to have stronger visual effects and less cognitive and emotional effects like ego loss and introspection. Additionally, 25C-NBOMe is reported to be considerably more stimulating than other psychedelics.
Serious side effects are more common and include nausea, muscle tension, anxiety, cardiovascular effects, and seizures. It is worth noting that members of the NBOMe series are not orally active and should be administered sublingually (by holding it into one’s mouth and allowing it to absorb over a period of 15 minutes). 25C-NBOMe can also be vaporized and inhaled for more rapid and powerful effects and a shorter duration.
However, this route of administration is highly advised against due to the difficulties of measuring and handling substances that are active in the microgram range as it significantly increases the risk of overdose. 25C-NBOMe is also sometimes sold as a counterfeit version of LSD due to its similar effects and ability to be laid onto blotter paper. Very little is known about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of 25C-NBOMe.
However, it has been associated with many deaths and hospitalizations which suggests that it has a significantly worse toxicity profile than classical psychedelics like LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. Along with its highly sensitive dose-response and unpredictable effects, many reports also suggest that this substance may be overly difficult to use safely. It is highly advised to use harm reduction practices if using this substance.
25C-NBOMe is a substituted phenethylamine with methoxy groups CH3O- attached to carbons R2 and R5 as well as a chlorine atom attached to carbon R4.
It differs from 2C-C structurally through a substitution on the amine (NH2) with a 2-methoxybenzyl (BOMe) group as shown in the image to the right.
25C-NBOMe shares this 2-methoxybenzyl substitution with other chemicals of the NBOMe family.
This NBOMe addition contains a methoxy ether CH3O- bound to a benzene ring at R2.
|Avg. Mass||335.8252 Da|
|Monoisotopic Mass||335.128815 Da|
|25C-NBOMe Duration Data|
The cognitive effects of 25C-NBOMe are commonly described as being notably light and underwhelming in comparison to more traditional psychedelics. It is not uncommon for user to report feeling that their thought stream has maintained a normality in style throughout low to moderate dosages. At high dosages, however, mild to overwhelming cognitive alterations become present; this dosage seems to be lower in proportion to physical effects when compared to 25I-NBOMe.
- Analysis enhancement - This effect is generally only present at low doses.
- Thought acceleration and Thought deceleration - Although one of 25C-NBOME's effects is thought acceleration, the opposite may occur at higher doses.
- Conceptual thinking - This effect is considered to be very mild compared to traditional psychedlics.
- Anxiety & Paranoia - This effect seems to occur more readily than other psychedelics, perhaps due to its very prominent stimulating properties
- Feelings of impending doom - This is generally only experienced during the comedown period or if one has taken a large amount of the substance.
- Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement - The entactogenic effects range from mild to powerful, but are inconsistently manifested. Entactogenic effects for people who try this substance usually become prominent in the presence of others. These feelings of increased sociability, love and empathy do not seem to be quite as strong or profound as those found within other entactogens (such as MDMA, 2C-B and AMT)
- Language suppression
- Memory suppression
- Novelty enhancement
- Immersion enhancement
- Emotion enhancement
- Increased sense of humor
- Increased music appreciation
- Personal bias suppression
- Increased libido
- Time distortion
25C-NBOMe has efficacy at the 5-HT2A receptor where it acts as a potent partial agonist. However, the role of these interactions and how they result in the psychedelic experience continues to remain elusive. In comparison to 2C-C, the addition of an NBOMe group to the structure results in a sixteen fold increase in potency, allowing even the most extreme of dosages to fit in liquid form onto tabs and blotter paper, which people often mistake for LSD. In comparison to LSD however it is only a third of the potency.
- Stimulation - 25C-NBOMe is considered to be very energetic and stimulating. The physical stimulation manifested by this substance can be described as similar to 2C-B , and is commonly experienced as simultaneously easygoing and physically difficult, sometimes presenting overstimulation which results in bodily shakes and teeth grinding. The levels of stimulation are reported to be more intense than classical psychedelics but less intense than 25I-NBOMe, of which it is described as mildly sedating by comparison.
- Mouth numbing - Assuming the substance has been taken sublingually, the very first physical effect which a user will notice is a strong, unpleasant metallic chemical taste. This is accompanied by a very obvious feeling of general numbness of the tongue and mouth which can stay for up to an hour after the blotter paper has been consumed. This is the key difference when it comes to determining whether one's blotter paper contains LSD or one of the NBOMe series.
- Temperature regulation suppression
- Spontaneous bodily sensations - The "body high" itself can be described as a generally mild, all-encompassing, soft but euphoric tingling sensation. This tingling sensation is also accompanied by spontaneous rushes of euphoria that become longer and more drawn out proportional to the dosage consumed.
- Perception of bodily lightness - In terms of the body’s perceived weight, this substance consistently leaves people feeling extremely light, often to the point of total weightlessness.
- Tactile hallucination
- Changes in felt gravity - Compared to classic tryptamines, this effect is considerably less intense than what is commonly experienced with DMT and psilocin.
- Nausea - As the user begins to come up, nausea is not uncommon and can sometimes result in initial vomiting, but passes once this has either happened or the trip begins to fully set in. In comparison to other psychedelics such as psilocin, LSD, 2C-E and 2C-I, this could actually be very considered very mild in its intensity.
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Muscle contractions
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle tension
- Gustatory hallucination
- Appetite suppression
- Stomach cramps
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty urinating or Frequent urination
- Restless legs
- Pupil dilation
- Dosage independent intensity - While the reasons for this are not understood, many reports suggest that this substance can produce unexpectedly strong or weak effects even when taken at the seemingly same dose in an unpredictable manner. This may contribute to the relative risk it is poses compared to most other psychedelics.
- Synaesthesia - In its fullest manifestation, this is a very rare and non-reproducible effect. Increasing the dosage can increase the likelihood of this occurring, but seems to only be a prominent part of the experience among those who are already predisposed to synaesthetic states.
Disclaimer: The effects listed below are cited from the Subjective Effect Index (SEI), which relies on assorted anecdotal reports and the personal experiences of PsychonautWiki contributors. As a result, they should be taken with a healthy amount of skepticism. It is worth noting that these effects will not necessarily occur in a consistent or reliable manner, although higher doses (common+) are more likely to induce the full spectrum of reported effects. Likewise, adverse effects become much more likely on higher doses and may include serious injury or death.
- Drifting (melting, flowing, breathing and morphing) - In comparison to other psychedelics this effect can be described as highly detailed, slow and smooth in motion, static in appearance and unrealistic/cartoon-like in style.
- After images
- Colour shifting
- Environmental cubism
- Scenery slicing
- Symmetrical texture repetition
25C-NBOMe visual geometry is often described as very similar in appearance to that of LSD. They can be comprehensively described as algorithmic in geometric style, intricate in complexity, fine and zoomed out in detail, fast and smooth in motion, structured in shape, colourful in scheme, glossy in colour, sharp around the edges and mostly rounded across their corners. In comparison to other more commonly used psychedelics, they can be described as significantly more intricate than the visual geometry found within 2C-I and most of the 2C-x family in general as well as completely on par with LSD, Psilocin and DMT at appropriately high dosages, which seem lower in proportion to the accompanying physical effects when compared to that of 25I-NBOMe.
The behavior of 25C-NBOMe geometry leads to Level 8A visual geometry with Level 8B remaining so far unconfirmed within this substance. They also seem to consistently build up in visual intensity when the user stares at a central point. This eventually envelopes the visual field and creates the sensation that the user has broken through into a continuously shifting geometric landscape or structure with a vast sense of immersive physical size attributed to it.
25C-NBOMe is capable of producing a full range of hallucinatory states within the level 1 - 3 range extremely consistently. However, level 4 - 5 hallucinatory breakthroughs are reported but very uncommon and inconsistent in comparison to other more commonly used psychedelics such as psilocin, 2C-E and DMT. This can be considered as on par with and identical in behaviour to that of LSD and 25I-NBOMe.
These effects include:
- Internal hallucination - (autonomous entities; settings, sceneries, and landscapes; perspective hallucinations and scenarios and plots) These are more common within dark environments and can be described as internal in their manifestation, lucid in believability, interactive in style and almost exclusively of a personal, religious, spiritual, science-fiction, fantasy, surreal, nonsensical or transcendental nature in their overall theme.
- External hallucination - (autonomous entities; settings, sceneries, and landscapes; perspective hallucinations and scenarios and plots). These are often manifesting as rapidly moving, interactive solid and typically asymmetrical matter or physical beings reflecting imagined concepts. They are more common in bright environments and can be described as external in their manifestation, equally lucid and delirious in believability, interactive in style, autonomous in interaction, and almost exclusively alien, mystical, or a transcendental nature in their overall theme.
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