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  • N-Ethyl-2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)-N-methylethan-1-amine
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Formula C14H20N2O
Molar mass 232.327 g·mol−1
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  • CCN(CCc1c[nH]c2c1cc(OC)cc2)C
  • InChI=1S/C14H20N2O/c1-4-16(2)8-7-11-10-15-14-6-5-12(17-3)9-13(11)14/h5-6,9-10,15H,4,7-8H2,1-3H3

5-MeO-MET (5-Methoxy-N-methyl-N-ethyltryptamine) is a relatively rare designer drug from the substituted tryptamine family, related to compounds such as N-methyl-N-ethyltryptamine and 5-MeO-DMT. [1] [2] [3] It was first synthesised in the 1960s and was studied to a limited extent, [4] [5] but was first identified on the illicit market in June 2012 in Sweden. [6] It was made illegal in Norway in 2013, [7] and is controlled under analogue provisions in numerous other jurisdictions.

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