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Description

3C-E Also known as:

  • 1-(4-Ethoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-propanamin[German][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 1-(4-Ethoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-propanamine[ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 1-(4-Éthoxy-3,5-diméthoxyphényl)-2-propanamine[French][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 1-(4-ethoxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)propan-2-amine
  • 3C-E
  • Benzeneethanamine, 4-ethoxy-3,5-dimethoxy-α-methyl-[ACD/Index Name]
  • 2-(4-Ethoxy-3,5-dimethoxy-phenyl)-1-methyl-ethylamine

Three-Carbon Analog of Escaline. Substituted Amphetamine.

Summary

Although its name suggests it may be related to the 2C-x family, this is not the case since it is the 3-Carbon analog of escaline It was presumably first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin and published in his book PiHKAL in 1991. Today, 3C-E is used for recreational and research purposes, and exclusively distributed as a gray area research chemical by online vendors. Very little is known about its effects besides its strong body high and weak visuals.

Chemistry

3C-E

3C-E

Amphetamines are substituted phenethylamines containing a phenyl ring bound to an amino (NH2) group through an ethyl chain and a methyl group bound to the alpha carbon Rα.

3C-E contains methoxy functional groups OCH3 attached to carbons R3 and R5 and an ethoxy chain OCH2CH3 attached to carbon R4 of the phenyl ring. 3C-E is the amphetamine analog of escaline.

Common Name3C-E
Systematic name3C-E
FormulaC_{13}H_{21}NO_{3}
SMILESCCOc1c(cc(cc1OC)CC(C)N)OC
Std. InChiInChI=1S/C13H21NO3/c1-5-17-13-11(15-3)7-10(6-9(2)14)8-12(13)16-4/h7-9H,5-6,14H2,1-4H3
Std. InChiKeyAHLXCGRWNKUNTQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Avg. Mass239.3107 Da
Molecular Weight239.3107
Monoisotopic Mass239.152145 Da
Nominal Mass239
ChemSpider ID21106237

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Dose Chart

Oral
Threshold15-25mg
Light25-35mg
Common35-50mg
Strong50-70mg+

Duration Chart

3C-E Duration Data
Onset30-60 minutes
Duration8-14 hours
After-effects2-16 hours

Interactions

Caution

  1. Mushrooms
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  2. LSD
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  3. DMT
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  4. Mescaline
    • The focus and anxiety caused by stimulants is magnified by psychedelics and results in an increased risk of thought loops
  5. 2C-x
    • 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.
  6. Cannabis
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  7. Ketamine
    • No unexpected interactions, though likely to increase blood pressure but not an issue with sensible doses. Moving around on high doses of this combination may be ill advised due to risk of physical injury.
  8. MXE
    • Risk of tachycardia, hypertension, and manic states
  9. Cocaine
    • This combination of stimulants will increase strain on the heart. It is not generally worth it as cocaine has a mild blocking effect on dopamine releasers like amphetamine
  10. Caffeine
    • This combination of stimulants is not generally necessary and may increase strain on the heart, as well as potentially causing anxiety and greater physical discomfort.
  11. Alcohol
    • Drinking on stimulants is risky because the sedative effects of the alcohol are reduced, and these are what the body uses to gauge drunkenness. This typically leads to excessive drinking with greatly reduced inhibitions, high risk of liver damage and increased dehydration. They will also allow you to drink past a point where you might normally pass out, increasing the risk. If you do decide to do this then you should set a limit of how much you will drink each hour and stick to it, bearing in mind that you will feel the alcohol and the stimulant less. Extended release formulations may severely impede sleep, further worsening the hangover.
  12. GHB/GBL
    • Stimulants increase respiration rate allowing a higher dose of sedatives. If the stimulant wears off first then the opiate may overcome the patient and cause respiratory arrest.
  13. Opioids
    • Stimulants increase respiration rate allowing a higher dose of opiates. If the stimulant wears off first then the opiate may overcome the patient and cause respiratory arrest.

Dangerous

  1. DOx
    • The combined stimulating effects of the two can lead to an uncomfortable body-load, while the focusing effects of amphetamine can easily lead to thought loops. Coming down from amphetamines while the DOx is still active can be quite anxiogenic.
  2. NBOMes
    • Amphetamines and NBOMes both provide considerable stimulation. When combined they can result in tachycardia, hypertension, vasoconstriction and in extreme cases heart failure. The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants are also not good in combination with psychedelics as they can lead to unpleasant thought loops. NBOMes are known to cause seizures and stimulants can increase this risk.
  3. 2C-T-x
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences. In extreme cases, they can result in severe vasoconstriction, tachycardia, hypertension, and in extreme cases heart failure.
  4. 5-MeO-xxT
    • 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.
  5. DXM
    • Both substances raise heart rate, in extreme cases, panic attacks caused by these drugs have led to more serious heart issues.
  6. PCP
    • This combination can easily lead to hypermanic states

Low Synergy

  1. Benzodiazepines
    • Both can dull each other's effects, so if one wears off before the other it's possible to overdose due to the lack of counteraction

No Synergy

  1. SSRIs

High Synergy

  1. N2O
  2. MDMA
    • Amphetamines increase the neurotoxic effects of MDMA

Auditory Effects

Psychological Effects

The cognitive effects of 3C-E are described as primarily stimulating and slightly confusing especially at higher dosages. The total sum of these cognitive components regardless of the setting generally includes:

Pharmacological Effects

3C-E’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 continues to remain elusive.

Physical Effects

Sensory Effects

  • 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 only to be a prominent part of the experience among those who are already predisposed to synaesthetic states.

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

The visuals of 3C-E are generally not that apparent and consist more so of distortions than colors and drifting.

Enhancements

Distortions

Geometry

The visual geometry that is present throughout this trip can be described as more similar in appearance to that of DOC or mescaline than that of 2C-B, psilocin or LSD. It can be comprehensively described through its variations as intricate in complexity, abstract in form, synthetic in feel, structured in organization, brightly lit, multicolored in scheme, glossy in shading, sharp in edges, large in size, fast in speed, smooth in motion, equally rounded and angular in its corners, non-immersive in-depth and consistent in intensity.

Hallucinatory states

3C-E and other substituted amphetamines produce a full range of high-level hallucinatory states in a fashion that is more consistent and reproducible than that of many other commonly used psychedelics. This holds particularly true in comparison to other substances within the phenethylamine family. These effects include:

Legal Status

Sources

References

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  2. "Gesetz zur Bekämpfung der Verbreitung neuer psychoaktiver Stoffe" (PDF) (in German). Bundesanzeiger Verlag. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
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  5. Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Legislation.gov.uk) | http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/2/contents/enacted

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