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Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 3;39(2):259-62. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2012.05.022. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

The recreational tryptamine 5-MeO-DALT (N,N-diallyl-5-methoxytryptamine): a brief review.

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  • 1National Programme for Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD), International Centre for Drug Policy, 6th floor Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom.


5-MeO-DALT (N,N-diallyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a psychoactive substance, sold primarily over the Internet as a 'research chemical' or 'plant food'. Although details for the synthesis of this tryptamine have been available since 2004, its use as a hallucinogenic drug has been reported only occasionally in on-line user fora. It is controlled in only a few countries world-wide. There is little scientifically-based literature on the pharmacological, physiological, psychopharmacological, toxicological and epidemiological characteristics of 5-MeO-DALT. Here we review what is known about these aspects. We also report what we believe to be the first death involving the use of this substance. The case involved a man in his mid-20s who died in mid-2010. The coroner concluded that the deceased "died from injuries sustained after being hit by a lorry whilst under the influence of 5-MeODALT". It is critical that any other cases, including non-fatal instances, are documented so that a scientific evidence-base can be established for this drug.

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