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DET Also known as:

  • 1H-Indole-3-ethanamine, N,N-diethyl-[ACD/Index Name]
  • 1H-Indole-3-ethanamine, N,N-diethyl- (9CI)
  • 5-22-10-00050 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)[Beilstein]
  • D.E.T.
  • DET
  • Indole, 3-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-
  • N,N-Diethyl-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethanamin[German][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • N,N-Diethyl-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethanamine[ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • N,N-Diéthyl-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)éthanamine[French][ACD/IUPAC Name]
  • 3-(2-Diethylaminoethyl)indole
  • CHEMBL142936
  • diethyl[2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]amine
  • diethyl-[2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]amine
  • Diethyl-[2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-ethyl]-amine
  • Oprea1_105894
  • tryptamine, N,N-diethyl

A surprisingly uncommon analogue of DMT with similar effects and reported oral activity without the aid of an MAOI.


It is extremely uncommon and has little history of human usage.


Tryptamines share a core structure comprised of a bicylic indole heterocycle attached at R3 to an amino group via an ethyl side chain.

DMT contains two ethyl groups CH2CH3- bound to the terminal amine RN of its tryptamine backbone.

DET has many substituted analogues such as 4-HO-DET (“ethocin”).

Common NameN,N-Diethyltryptamine
Systematic nameN,N-Diethyltryptamine
Std. InChiInChI=1S/C14H20N2/c1-3-16(4-2)10-9-12-11-15-14-8-6-5-7-13(12)14/h5-8,11,15H,3-4,9-10H2,1-2H3
Avg. Mass216.322 Da
Molecular Weight216.322
Monoisotopic Mass216.162643 Da
Nominal Mass216
ChemSpider ID5865

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Dose Chart


Duration Chart

Onset1-5 minutes
Duration2-4 hours
After-effects1-6 hours

Legal Status

  • Germany: DET is controlled under Anlage I BtMG (Narcotics Act, Schedule I) as of January 24, 1974. It is illegal to manufacture, possess, import, export, buy, sell, procure or dispense it without a license.
  • Italy: DET is a Schedule I controlled substance.
  • New Zealand: DET is a Class A controlled substance in New Zealand.
  • United Kingdom: DET is a Class A controlled substance.
  • United States: DET is a Schedule I controlled substance.
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