4-AcO-DET (4-Acetoxy-N,N-diethyltryptamine, ethacetin) is an obscure synthetic psychedelic tryptamine. There is very little information on the human pharmacology or toxicity of 4-AcO-DET, although analytical methods have been developed for its detection.. Today it is either used recreationally as a designer drug or as an entheogenic compound and is typically acquired through the use of online research chemical vendors. It remains relatively rare and has very little documented history of human usage.
4-AcO-DET is the acetylated form of 4-HO-DET (also known as ethocin) and is a higher homolog of 4-AcO-DMT and 4-AcO-MET. Like the aforementioned compounds, it is commonly hypothesized to act principally as a prodrug for their respective hydrolyzed counterparts (e.g. 4-HO-DMT, 4-HO-MET and 4-HO-DET). In theory, they would become inactive until they are deacetylated in the body, although there is on-going discussion as to whether they might display their own intrinsic activity.
|Common names||4-AcO-DET, 4-Acetoxy-DET, Ethacetin|
|Systematic name||3-(2-(Diethylamino)ethyl)-1H-indol-4-yl acetate|
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