2,5-Dimethoxy-4-trifluoromethylamphetamine (DOTFM) is a psychedelic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes. It was first synthesized in 1994 by a team at Purdue University led by David E. Nichols. DOTFM is the alpha-methylated analogue of 2C-TFM, and is around twice as potent in animal studies. It acts as an agonist at the 5HT2A and 5HT2C receptors. In drug-substitution experiments in rats, DOTFM fully substituted for LSD and was slightly more potent than DOI.
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