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  • DE: NpSG (Industrial and scientific use only)
  • UK: Class A
  • (2-(2-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1-methyl-ethyl)dimethylamine
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Formula C13H18N2
Molar mass 202.301 g·mol−1
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  • Cc1c(c2ccccc2[nH]1)CCN(C)C
  • InChI=1S/C13H18N2/c1-10-11(8-9-15(2)3)12-6-4-5-7-13(12)14-10/h4-7,14H,8-9H2,1-3H3

2,N,N-trimethyltryptamine, 2,N,N-TMT, or 2-Me-DMT is a tryptamine derivative that is a psychedelic drug. It was invented by Alexander Shulgin and reported in his book TiHKAL (#34). [1] It is claimed to show psychoactive effects at a dosage of 50–100 mg orally, but these are relatively mild compared to other similar drugs, suggesting that while the 2-methyl group has blocked the binding of metabolic enzymes, it is also interfering with binding to the 5HT2A receptor target that mediates the hallucinogenic effects of these drugs.


Sweden's public health agency suggested classifying 2-Me-DMT as a hazardous substance, on May 15, 2019. [2]

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  1. Erowid Online Books : "TIHKAL" - #34 2-ME-DMT
  2. "Folkhälsomyndigheten föreslår att 20 ämnen klassas som narkotika eller hälsofarlig vara" (in Swedish). Folkhälsomyndigheten. 15 May 2019. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2019.