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Description

2C-C Also known as:

  • 2-(4-Chlor-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamin[German][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine[ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-diméthoxyphényl)éthanamine[French][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chlorophenethylamine
  • 2C-C
  • 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine
  • Benzeneethanamine, 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxy-[ACD/Index Name]
  • 2-(4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethan-1-amine
  • 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxy-phenyl)-ethylamine
  • 2,5-di-meo-4-cl-pea
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-chloro-phenethylamine
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-chlorophenethylamine Hydrochloride
  • 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chlorophenylethylamine
  • 2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-CHLORPHENYLETHYLAMIN
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Propylthiophen
  • 4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxybenzeneethanamine
  • 4-Chloro-2,5-Dimethoxyphenylethylamine Hydrochloride
  • CHEMBL124733
  • phenethylamine, 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxy-

A short-acting psychedelic research chemical of the 2c-x family. Often described as being less stimulating than the other 2c-x, and is a relatively unique psychedelic in this respect.

Summary

It is a member of the 2C-x family of psychedelic phenethylamines, all of which were derived from the systematic modification of the mescaline molecule. 2C-C was first synthesized by Alice C. Cheng and Neal Castagnoli Jr.

in 1983 as an intermediate in a study evaluating the neurotoxicity of 6-hydroxydopamine analogs. Its activity in humans was later investigated and documented by Alexander Shulgin in his book PiHKAL (“Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved”). Many users report that the effects of 2C-C are gentler, more relaxed, and sedating than other closely related psychedelic phenethylamines such as 2C-B, 2C-I, and 2C-E.

It is one of the least potent members of the 2C-x family, with muted visual effects and a relatively unaltered headspace. Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of 2C-C, and its history of human use is limited. Today, it is used for recreational and therapeutic purposes.

It is rarely sold on the streets and distributed online as a grey area research chemical.

Chemistry

2C-C

2C-C

2C-C contains methoxy functional groups CH3O- attached to carbons R2 and R5 as well as a chlorine atom attached to carbon R4 of the phenyl ring.

2C-C belongs to the 2C family of phenethylamines which contain methoxy groups on the 2 and 5 positions of the benzene ring.

Common Name4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine
Systematic name4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine
FormulaC_{10}H_{14}ClNO_{2}
SMILESCOc1cc(c(cc1Cl)OC)CCN
Std. InChiInChI=1S/C10H14ClNO2/c1-13-9-6-8(11)10(14-2)5-7(9)3-4-12/h5-6H,3-4,12H2,1-2H3
Std. InChiKeyCGKQFIWIPSIVAS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Avg. Mass215.6767 Da
Molecular Weight215.6767
Monoisotopic Mass215.071304 Da
Nominal Mass215
ChemSpider ID21106221

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Dose Chart

Oral
Light5-15mg
Common15-25mg
Strong25-30mg
Heavy30-40mg+

Duration Chart

2C-C Duration Data
Onset30-120 minutes
Duration4-8 hours
After-effects1-12 hours

Interactions

Caution

  1. Mescaline
  2. DOx
  3. NBOMes
  4. 2C-T-x
  5. 5-MeO-xxT
    • The 5-MeO psychedelics can interact unpredictably to potentiate other psychedelics
  6. Cannabis
    • Cannabis has an unexpectedly strong and somewhat unpredictable synergy with psychedelics.
  7. Amphetamines
    • The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants increase the chance of unpleasant thought loops. The combination is generally uneccessary because of the stimulating effects of psychedelics. Combination of the stimulating effects may be uncomfortable.
  8. Cocaine
    • The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants increase the chance of unpleasant thought loops. The combination is generally unnecessary because of the stimulating effects of psychedelics. Combination of the stimulating effects may be uncomfortable.
  9. MAOIs
    • MAO-B inhibitors can increase the potency and duration of phenethylamines unpredictably

Dangerous

  1. Tramadol
    • Tramadol is well known to lower seizure threshold and psychedelics raise the risk of seizures.

No Synergy

  1. Caffeine
    • High doses of caffeine may cause anxiety which is less manageable when tripping, and since both are stimulating the combination may cause some physical discomfort.
  2. Opioids

Auditory Effects

Psychological Effects

The head space of 2C-C is described by many as one which is both insightful and relatively normal in its thought processes even at moderate to high dosages.

Pharmacological Effects

2C-C’s psychedelic effects are believed to come from its efficacy at the 5-HT2A receptor as a partial agonist. However, the role of these interactions and how they result in the psychedelic experience is the subject of ongoing scientific investigation.

Physical Effects

Subjective Effects

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.

Visual Effects

Enhancements

Distortions

Geometry

The visual geometry of 2C-C is more similar in appearance to that of 2C-B than that of Psilocin, 2C-E, or ayahuasca. They can be comprehensively described as unstructured in their organization, algorithmic in geometric style, intricate in complexity, large, fast and smooth in motion, colorful in scheme, glossy in color, sharp in their edges and angular in their corners.

Hallucinatory states

2C-C can produce a full range of hallucinatory states in a fashion that is more consistent and reproducible than that of many other commonly used psychedelics. However, the dose required to reach this state is significantly higher than many related 2C-x phenethylamines. These effects include:

Legal Status

  • Australia: Australia has a blanket ban over all substituted phenethylamines including the entire 2C-X family.
  • Austria: 2C-C is illegal to possess, produce and sell under the NPSG (Neue-Psychoaktive-Substanzen-Gesetz Österreich).
  • Brazil: Possession, production and sale is illegal as it is listed on Portaria SVS/MS nº 344.
  • Canada: 2C-C would be considered Schedule III as it is a derivative of 2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine.
  • China: As of October 2015, 2C-C is a controlled substance in China.
  • Germany: 2C-C is controlled under Anlage I BtMG (Narcotics Act, Schedule I) as of December 13, 2014. It is illegal to manufacture, possess, import, export, buy, sell, procure or dispense it without a license.
  • Japan: 2C-C is controlled by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law in Japan, making it illegal to possess or sell.
  • Latvia: 2C-C is a Schedule I controlled substance in Latvia.
  • Sweden: 2C-C is classified as a health hazard as of March 1, 2005 in the regulation SFS 2005:26, making it illegal to sell or possess.
  • Switzerland: 2C-C is illegal to possess, produce, or sell in Switzerland.
  • United Kingdom: 2C-C is a Class A drug in the United Kingdom as a result of the phenethylamine catch-all clause.
  • United States: As of July 9, 2012, 2C-C is a Schedule I substance in the United States under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012, making possession, distribution and manufacture illegal without a DEA license.
  • Sources

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