Dimethyltryptamine Chemical formula

Chemical information

N,N-Dimethyltryptamine; Dimetiltriptamina; DMT. 3-(2-Dimethylaminoethyl)indole.
Chemical formula: C12H16N2 = 188.3.
CAS — 61-50-7.
NOTE. The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for various forms of dimethyltryptamine: 45 Minute Psychosis; 45 Minute Trip; AMT; Businessman’s LSD; Businessman’s special; Businessman’s trip; DET; Disneyland; Disneyworld; Dmitri; DMT; Fantasia; Instant psychosis; Psychosis.


Dimethyltryptamine is an active principle obtained from the seeds and leaves of Piptadenia peregrina (Mimosaceae) from which the hallucinogenic snuff cohoba is prepared. It may also be obtained from other South American plants. It has been reported to be present in the tropical legume Mucuna pruriens. Dimethyltryptamine produces hallucinogenic and sympathomimetic effects that are similar to those of lysergide, but of shorter duration. It has no therapeutic use. Related synthetic hallucinogens subject to abuse include:
diethyltryptamine (DET)
dipropyltryptamine (DPT)
5-methoxy-N,N-diisopropyltryptamine (5-MeO-DiPT; Foxy; Foxy Methoxy; Methoxy Foxy)
1. Alatrash G, et al. Rhabdomyolysis after ingestion of "foxy," a hallucinogenic tryptamine derivative. Mayo Clin Proc 2006; 81: 550–1.
Published May 08, 2019.