25I-NBOMe is a derivative of the substituted phenethylamine psychedelic 2C-I.
It was discovered in 2003 at the Free University of Berlin by Ralf Heim and then it was further investigated by a team at Purdue University.
It has been sold online and inside branded legal highs since 2010 and media outlets and legal high manufacturers have gave it names such as ‘N-Bomb’ which is clearly just a mis-interpation of its actual name and most likely generated by a news agency who did very little research. Other names include ‘Dime’, ‘Smiles’ and simply ’25I’.
Sadly there have been a few hospitalizations which the media have tried to pin on 25I-nbome however there has been no confirmed deaths or hospitalisations solely from 25I-nbome.
It is unscheduled in most of the world except some states in the US and Russia have explicitly banned 25I-Nbome.
25I-Nbome Essential Info
- IUPAC: 2-(4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine
- CAS Number: 919797-19-6
- Legality: Legal everywhere except some states in the US and Russia.
- Mass: 427.28 g/mol
Once big risk is that drug pushers will begin selling 25I-nbome blottters which are easily found online as LSD. Unlike LSD 25I-nbome can kill with only a few times over a regular dose. Experienced LSD users may think they have a high tolerance and take 6-10 tabs which is reality is 6-10 times a standard 25I-nbome dose and then problems can occur. Snorting the drug can also be very dangerous especially when people are not equipped with accurate 1mg sensitive or less scales.
The threshold dosage for humans is between 50 & 200 µg, with a light dose between 200-600 µg, a common dose at 500-800 µg, and a strong dose at 700-1500 µg. Dosages as large as 3500µg / 3.5mg have been reported with no serious side effects – however we cannot ensure that it was administered properly or how pure the substance was.
A common and easy way to accurately measure 25I-Nbome is to purchase or make a weak solution so there is a large room for error.
The effects of 25I-Nbome last between 6-10 hours but can last over 12 hours when larger doses are taken. Euphoria, Stimulation, Empathy, Pupil dilation, Change in perception of time, Mood lift and increased awareness of music are all common effects.
The price of 25I-nbome has been coming down in recent months however expect to pay between £180 – £250 per gram from a reliable vendor and between £2 & £8 for a 0.5mg / 500µg blotter tab.
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