On the internet, nobody knows if it’s 25C-NBOMe (“N-bomb”)

August 18, 2014, 10:22 am

25C-NBOMe (N-bomb)

25C-NBOMe (N-bomb)


25C-NBOMe: Preliminary Data on Pharmacology, Psychoactive Effects, and Toxicity of a New Potent and Dangerous Hallucinogenic Drug. Bersani FS et al. Biomed Res Int 2014;2014:734749. Epub 2014 Jul 3.

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The NBOMe drugs are phenethylamine derivatives of the 2C psychedelics. The 2 methoxybenzyl groups act to provide protection and stability, drastically increasing the potency of this drug. Although sometimes sold as LSD, 25C- NBOMe (N-bomb) is much more potent and dangerous.

This article uses both published scientific literature and discussions on Web bulletin boards and chat groups in an attempt to define the effects of this drug. The authors argue that since the internet is a crucial factor in marketing and disseminating novel psychoactive substances and since peer-reviewed articles about these substances are scarce, using unconfirmed anecdotal reports on sites like Bluelight and Drugs-Forum is justified.

I don’t buy it. However, the authors do reference several medical papers about N-bomb. for example,  a recent article by Grautoff and Kahler described a 19-year-old man who supposedly snorted N-bomb and developed seizures, acute kidney failure and acute lung failure. Unfortunately, the article is in German and the abstract does not specify whether the exposure was laboratory-confirmed.




  1. Simon Althaus Says:

    Hey and thanks for your great work!
    The german article you mention states that the patient was used to taking N-bomb in lower doses (less than .75mg) and took no other drugs. He stated to have taken the 2 mg in two equal doses within one hour.
    Even though the drug was not id’ed in his blood the hospital could confirm 2-(4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine (25C-NBOMe) via gas chromatography and massspectrometry in a package of left over drug his family presented to the hospital.
    Hope that helps! Cheers

  2. Leon Says:


    Thank you so much for the additional information from the paper by Grautoff and Kahler.