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Mescaline-dihydronitrostyrene, aka 1-(3,4,5-trimethoxy)phenyl-2-nitroethane, is a chemical derivative of 3,4,5-trimethoxy-beta-nitrostyrene. It is a product of partially reducing mescaline-nitrostyrene (3,4,5-trimethoxy-beta-nitrostyrene) with sodium borohydride. It is closer in chemical structure to mescaline, and the C=C double bond on the nitrostyrene is already reduced into a saturated C-C single bond. Therefore less chemical energy is required to reduce the nitro group into an amine.

Research has shown that nitroalkanes (such as mescaline-dihydronitrostyrene) can theoretically be reduced into amines using sodium dithionite (a common reducing agent in the wood-making process) and a PTC (phase-transfer catalyst), such as octylviologen [1]. Other PTCs in lieu of octylviologen can be used, such as quaternary amine salts.

This compound is NOT for human consumption and is available strictly for research purposes only.

[1] – Park, K. K., et al. “ChemInform Abstract: Chemoselective Reduction of Nitroarenes and Nitroalkanes by Sodium Dithionite Using Octylviologen as an Electron Transfer Catalyst.” ChemInform, vol. 27, no. 6, Dec. 2010, doi:10.1002/chin.199606101.

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