Psychedelics can be broken down into different classifications based on their chemical structures.
Phenethylamine psychedelics are a group of (mainly) synthetic compounds that interact with the serotonin and dopamine receptors.
The most famous phenethylamines are mescaline, MDMA, 2C-B, 2C-C, and 2C-E.
Alexander Shulgin outlined over 200 phenethylamine substances he invented in his lab in one of his books titled PHIKAL (Phenethylamines I’ve Known & Loved).
DOEF is another of the psychedelic amphetamine compounds synthesized by the American chemist Alexander Shulgin. Not much is known about its profile of effects.
The 2C psychedelic family boasts a long list of compounds, each with a distinct set of effects. Popular members of the group include 2C-B, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, & 2C-I.
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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.