Last updated
Legal status
Legal status
  • Illegal in Singapore
  • 2-(5-phenylmethoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethanamine
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard 100.040.007 OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Chemical and physical data
Formula C17H18N2O
Molar mass 266.344 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/C17H18N2O/c18-9-8-14-11-19-17-7-6-15(10-16(14)17)20-12-13-4-2-1-3-5-13/h1-7,10-11,19H,8-9,12,18H2 Yes check.svgY
 X mark.svgNYes check.svgY  (what is this?)    (verify)

5-Benzyloxytryptamine (5-BT), is a tryptamine derivative which acts as an agonist at the 5-HT1D, 5-HT2 and 5-HT6 serotonin receptors, [1] [2] [3] [4] and an antagonist of TRPM8. [5]



5-Benzyloxytryptamine is illegal in Singapore. [6]

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">5-HT receptor</span> Class of transmembrane proteins

5-HT receptors, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors, or serotonin receptors, are a group of G protein-coupled receptor and ligand-gated ion channels found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. They mediate both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission. The serotonin receptors are activated by the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as their natural ligand.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Azapirone</span> Drug class of psycotropic drugs

Azapirones are a class of drugs used as anxiolytics, antidepressants, and antipsychotics. They are commonly used as add-ons to other antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">5-MeO-DET</span> Chemical compound

5-MeO-DET or 5-methoxy-N,N-diethyltryptamine is a hallucinogenic tryptamine.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">BIMU8</span> Chemical compound

BIMU-8 is a drug which acts as a 5-HT4 receptor selective agonist. BIMU-8 was one of the first compounds of this class. The main action of BIMU-8 is to increase the rate of respiration by activating an area of the brain stem known as the pre-Botzinger complex.

<i>meta</i>-Chlorophenylpiperazine Stimulant

meta-Chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP) is a psychoactive drug of the phenylpiperazine class. It was initially developed in the late-1970s and used in scientific research before being sold as a designer drug in the mid-2000s. It has been detected in pills touted as legal alternatives to illicit stimulants in New Zealand and pills sold as "ecstasy" in Europe and the United States.

The 5-HT3 receptor belongs to the Cys-loop superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) and therefore differs structurally and functionally from all other 5-HT receptors (5-hydroxytryptamine, or serotonin receptors) which are G protein-coupled receptors. This ion channel is cation-selective and mediates neuronal depolarization and excitation within the central and peripheral nervous systems.

5-HT<sub>1A</sub> receptor Serotonin receptor protein distributed in the cerebrum and raphe nucleus

The serotonin 1A receptor is a subtype of serotonin receptors, or 5-HT receptors, that binds serotonin, also known as 5-HT, a neurotransmitter. 5-HT1A is expressed in the brain, spleen, and neonatal kidney. It is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), coupled to the Gi protein, and its activation in the brain mediates hyperpolarisation and reduction of firing rate of the postsynaptic neuron. In humans, the serotonin 1A receptor is encoded by the HTR1A gene.

5-HT<sub>1D</sub> receptor Serotonin receptor which affects locomotion and anxiety in humans

5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 1D, also known as HTR1D, is a 5-HT receptor, but also denotes the human gene encoding it. 5-HT1D acts on the central nervous system, and affects locomotion and anxiety. It also induces vasoconstriction in the brain.

5-HT<sub>5A</sub> receptor Protein-coding gene in the species Homo sapiens

5-Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 5A, also known as HTR5A, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HTR5A gene. Agonists and antagonists for 5-HT receptors, as well as serotonin uptake inhibitors, present promnesic (memory-promoting) and/or anti-amnesic effects under different conditions, and 5-HT receptors are also associated with neural changes.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">WAY-100635</span> Chemical compound

WAY-100635 is a piperazine drug and research chemical widely used in scientific studies. It was originally believed to act as a selective 5-HT1A receptor antagonist, but subsequent research showed that it also acts as potent full agonist at the D4 receptor. It is sometimes referred to as a silent antagonist at the former receptor. It is closely related to WAY-100135.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">5-Carboxamidotryptamine</span> Chemical compound

5-Carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT) is a tryptamine derivative closely related to the neurotransmitter serotonin.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dotarizine</span> Calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of migraine

Dotarizine is a drug used in the treatment of migraine, which acts as a calcium channel blocker, and also as an antagonist at the 5HT2A receptor, and to a lesser extent at the 5HT1A and 5HT2C receptors. The anti-migraine action is thought to be due to its action as a vasodilator, but it also has some anxiolytic effects and blocks amnesia produced by electroconvulsive shock in animals.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">9-Aminomethyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene</span> Chemical compound

AMDA (9-Aminomethyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene) is an organic compound which acts as a potent and selective antagonist for the 5-HT2A receptor. It has been used to help study the shape of the 5-HT2A protein, and develop a large family of related derivatives with even higher potency and selectivity.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">WAY-100135</span> Chemical compound

WAY-100135 is a serotonergic drug of the phenylpiperazine family which is used in scientific research. It acts as potent 5-HT1A receptor antagonist, and was originally believed to be highly selective, but further studies have demonstrated that it also acts as a partial agonist of the 5-HT1D receptor (pKi = 7.58; virtually the same affinity for 5-HT1A), and to a much lesser extent, of the 5-HT1B receptor (pKi = 5.82). These findings may have prompted the development of the related compound WAY-100635, another purportedly selective and even more potent 5-HT1A antagonist, which was synthesized shortly thereafter. However, WAY-100635 turned out to be non-selective as well, having been shown to act additionally as a potent D4 receptor agonist later on.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Naphthylpiperazine</span> Chemical compound

1-(1-Naphthyl)piperazine (1-NP) is a drug which is a phenylpiperazine derivative. It acts as a non-selective, mixed serotonergic agent, exerting partial agonism at the 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D, 5-HT1E, and 5-HT1F receptors, while antagonizing the 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B, and 5-HT2C receptors. It has also been shown to possess high affinity for the 5-HT3, 5-HT5A, 5-HT6, and 5-HT7 receptors, and may bind to 5-HT4 and the SERT as well. In animals it produces effects including hyperphagia, hyperactivity, and anxiolysis, of which are all likely mediated predominantly or fully by blockade of the 5-HT2C receptor.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">7,N,N-TMT</span> Chemical compound

7,N,N-trimethyltryptamine (7-methyl-DMT, 7-TMT), is a tryptamine derivative which acts as an agonist of 5-HT2 receptors. In animal tests, both 7-TMT and its 5-methoxy derivative 5-MeO-7-TMT produced behavioural responses similar to those of psychedelic drugs such as DMT, but the larger 7-ethyl and 7-bromo derivatives of DMT did not produce psychedelic responses despite having higher 5-HT2 receptor affinity in vitro (cf. DOBU, DOAM). 7-TMT also weakly inhibits reuptake of serotonin but with little effect on dopamine or noradrenaline reuptake.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">S-14671</span> Chemical compound

S-14671 is a naphthylpiperazine derivative which acts as a 5-HT1A receptor agonist (pKi = 9.3) with high efficacy and exceptional in vivo potency, and also as a 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptor antagonist (both are pKi = 7.8). It displays only low and non-significant affinity for 5-HT1B and 5-HT3 sites.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">SR-144,528</span> Chemical compound

SR144528 is a drug that acts as a potent and highly selective CB2 receptor inverse agonist, with a Ki of 0.6 nM at CB2 and 400 nM at the related CB1 receptor. It is used in scientific research for investigating the function of the CB2 receptor, as well as for studying the effects of CB1 receptors in isolation, as few CB1 agonists that do not also show significant activity as CB2 agonists are available. It has also been found to be an inhibitor of sterol O-acyltransferase, an effect that appears to be independent from its action on CB2 receptors.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">CP-122,288</span> Chemical compound

CP-122,288 is a drug which acts as a potent and selective agonist for the 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D and 5-HT1F serotonin receptor subtypes. It is a derivative of the migraine medication sumatriptan, but while CP-122,288 is 40,000 times more potent than sumatriptan as an inhibitor of neurogenic inflammation and plasma protein extravasation, it is only twice as potent as a constrictor of blood vessels. In human trials, CP-122,288 was not found to be effective as a treatment for migraine, but its selectivity for neurogenic anti-inflammatory action over vasoconstriction has made it useful for research into the underlying causes of migraine.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">LY-393558</span> Chemical compound

LY-393558 is a potent serotonin reuptake inhibitor and antagonist of the 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D, and 5-HT2A receptors. LY-393558 was also found to reduce serotonin-induced vasoconstriction, indicating that it may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.


  1. Lyon RA, Titeler M, Seggel MR, Glennon RA (January 1988). "Indolealkylamine analogs share 5-HT2 binding characteristics with phenylalkylamine hallucinogens". European Journal of Pharmacology. 145 (3): 291–297. doi:10.1016/0014-2999(88)90432-3. PMID   3350047.
  2. Peroutka SJ, McCarthy BG, Guan XM (1991). "5-benzyloxytryptamine: a relatively selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 1D/1B agent". Life Sciences. 49 (6): 409–418. doi:10.1016/0024-3205(91)90582-V. PMID   1650872.
  3. Cohen ML, Schenck K, Nelson D, Robertson DW (January 1992). "Sumatriptan and 5-benzyloxytryptamine: contractility of two 5-HT1D receptor ligands in canine saphenous veins". European Journal of Pharmacology. 211 (1): 43–46. doi:10.1016/0014-2999(92)90260-B. PMID   1319907.
  4. Boess FG, Monsma FJ, Carolo C, Meyer V, Rudler A, Zwingelstein C, Sleight AJ (1997). "Functional and radioligand binding characterization of rat 5-HT6 receptors stably expressed in HEK293 cells". Neuropharmacology. 36 (4–5): 713–720. doi:10.1016/S0028-3908(97)00019-1. PMID   9225298. S2CID   41813873.
  5. DeFalco J, Steiger D, Dourado M, Emerling D, Duncton MA (December 2010). "5-benzyloxytryptamine as an antagonist of TRPM8". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 20 (23): 7076–7079. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.09.099. PMID   20965726.
  6. "Misuse of Drugs Act - Singapore Statutes Online". sso.agc.gov.sg.