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  • 1-(6-fluoro-1H-indol-3-yl)propan-2-amine
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Formula C11H13FN2
Molar mass 192.237 g·mol−1
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  • NC(C)CC1=CNC2=CC(F)=CC=C21
  • InChI=1S/C11H13FN2/c1-7(13)4-8-6-14-11-5-9(12)2-3-10(8)11/h2-3,5-7,14H,4,13H2,1H3

6-Fluoro-α-methyltryptamine (6-fluoro-AMT, 6F-AMT) is a tryptamine derivative related to compounds such as alpha-methyltryptamine and 5-MeO-AMT, which has been sold as a designer drug. Animal tests showed it to be somewhat less active than AMT or 5-fluoro-AMT, [1] but it was nevertheless allegedly manufactured and sold from the laboratory operated by Leonard Pickard and Gordon Todd Skinner, who described 6-fluoro-AMT as "a beast". [2]

In interviews, Skinner stated that he first began to experiment with 6-fluoro-AMT in the early 1980s by giving it to high school friends. Their experiences made him cautious about the appropriate dosage amounts, which he says ranges from 25mg to 75mg [Skinner weighed about 250lbs at the time of his own bioassay]. Skinner said that it is a long-lasting psychedelic with significantly more time distortion, and felt the drug was enhanced by combining it with ALD-52. [3]

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