Responsible Research with 3-Hydroxyphencyclidine (3-HO-PCP)
3-Hydroxyphencyclidine, Always practice responsible research. You should read and educate yourself before undertaking research with any chemical. The Psychonaut Wiki has some very helpful resources and information on 3-HO-PCP, so does The Third Wave and Set and Setting. Never conduct research with a chemical without learning about it first. This product is intended for forensic applications only.
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What is 3-HO-PCP?
3-Hydroxyphencyclidine (commonly known as 3-HO-PCP) is a novel dissociative substance of the arylcyclohexylamine class that produces potent dissociative, hallucinogenic and euphoric effects when administered. In addition to its primary activity as a NMDA receptor antagonist, it has been found to have appreciable affinity for the μ-opioid receptor.
3-HO-PCP was first synthesized in 1978 to investigate the structure-activity relationship of phencyclidine (PCP) derivatives. It was further explored alongside PCP in the 1980s, where it was discovered to possess μ-opioid agonist activity in animal models.
Like other substances of its class, particularly methoxetamine (MXE), phencyclidine (PCP), and 3-MeO-PCE, it is known to primarily induce a state referred to as “dissociative anesthesia”, albeit the extent to which this occurs has been reported to be highly dose-dependent and variable in its effects. It is unknown whether the studied opioid properties in animal models applies to humans, with some early reports suggesting that it does not.
Today, 3-HO-PCP is almost exclusively distributed as a gray area research chemical by online vendors. Extremely little is known about its pharmacology, metabolism and toxicity in humans. Due to its sensitive dose-response, potential habit-forming properties, as well as unknown toxicity profile, it is strongly recommended that one use proper harm reduction practices if choosing to use this substance.
3-HO-PCP, or 3-hydroxyphencyclidine, is a synthetic dissociative of the arylcyclohexylamine class. The structure of 3-HO-PCP consists of cyclohexane, a six-membered saturated ring, bonded to two additional rings at R1. One of these rings is a piperidine ring, a nitrogenous six member ring, bonded at its nitrogen group. The other ring is an aromatic phenyl ring, substituted at R3 with a hydroxy group.
3-HO-PCP is a structural analog of PCP and a homolog 3-MeO-PCP.
Like other arylcyclohexylamine dissociatives, 3-HO-PCP acts principally as an NMDA receptor antagonist. The NMDA (N-Methyl-D-Aspartate) receptor, a specific subtype of the glutamate receptor, modulates the transmission of electrical signals between neurons in the brain and spinal cord; for the signals to pass, the receptor must be open. Dissociatives inhibit the normal functioning NMDA receptors by binding to and blocking them. This disruption of neural network activity causes network disintegration, some research suggests, by hyperconnectivity throughout the brain. This causes an increase in noise (random, nonsensical and erroneous data) on the cerebral network and thus produces loss of normal cognitive and affective processing, psychomotor functioning, anesthesia. This is often observed in those showing psychosis or induced with high-dose IV THC or Ketamine in healthy participants.
Unlike many other dissociatives, 3-HO-PCP has also been found to have appreciable affinity as a μ-opioid receptor agonist in animal models. However, the extent to which this applies to humans remains unknown.
Some of the most commonly reported effects are:
- Spontaneous bodily sensations
- Anxiety suppression
- Physical & cognitive euphoria
- Tactile enhancement
Potential Side Effects
- Conceptual thinking
- Déjà vu
- Orgasm suppression
- Ego death
3-HO-PCP is classified as illegal in:
- United Kingdom
This list is not exhaustive, so do your own research into the legal status in your country before ordering!
How to Buy 3-HO-PCP
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Product Name: 3-HO-PCP hydrochloride
Other Name(s): 3-hydroxyphencyclidine hydrochloride
IUPAC Name: 1-[1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)cyclohexyl]-piperidine hydrochloride
Molar Mass: 295.9 g/mol