Category: 2C-X

2C-X Family

The 2C family of substances is a large group of compounds derived from mescaline. Most of the compounds in this class were first discovered by a chemist by the name of Alexander Shulgin in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Shulgin systematically altered the functional group on mescaline’s base structure and tested the resulting substance on himself to explore their psychoactive potential.

The 2C-X group derives its name from the presence of 2 carbon atoms between the benzene ring and the amino group. These compounds range from being entirely inactive to powerfully empathogenic and psychedelic.

Most of these compounds appear to have a high incidence of safety, but some members, such as 2C-I-NBOMe, have been associated with fatal overdose.

Today, there are more than a dozen members of the 2C family with known psychoactive effects. Several of these compounds have since become staples in the psychedelic community:

2C-T is the first of a series of psychedelics in the subfamily 2C-T-X. This compound is psychoactive but has mild effects compared to 2C-T-2 or 2C-T-7.

2C-T-7 is a mixed bag. Some users suggest it's one of the greatest psychedelics of all time; others compare it to the deliriant effects of datura of DPH.

2C-T-2 is a member of the 2C-X family. It’s described as a middle-ground between MDMA & LSD. Some experts are interested in using this with psychedelic therapy.

2C-P is the most potent member of the 2C-X psychedelics invented by the late Alexander Shulgin. It's a popular research chemical but heeds caution.

2C-I is one of the most stimulating members of the 2C-X family of psychedelics. In lower doses, it's used as a nootropic and higher doses for its psychedelic activity.

2C-D is a mild, but expensive psychedelic in the 2C-X family. Learn why Shulgin referred to this compound as pharmacological tofu.

2C-B-FLY is a psychedelic phenethylamine closely related to 2C-B. It’s widely considered one of the best psychedelics for arousal & sexual connection.

2C-C (4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is an obscure psychedelic substance derived from mescaline. Learn about dosage, safety, & effects.

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin (1925–2014) has been dubbed the godfather of..