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-E (2,5-dimethoxy-4-ethylphenethylamine) is a synthetic psychedelic substance related to mescaline & 2C-B.

2C-E is considered one of the more challenging psychedelics.

2C-B is a synthetic psychedelic with effects similar to LSD, psilocybin, & MDMA.

Despite being illegal in most parts of the world, 2C-B is one of the most popular mind-altering substances on Earth.