The 5-MeO group includes the following 5-MeO-AMT, 5-MeO-DALT, 5-MeO-DET, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-MeO-DIPT, 5-MeO-MIPT, and others. The most commonly used 5-MeO chemicals are 5-MeO-AMT, 5-MeO-DALT and 5-MeO-DMT.
5-MeO-DMT is a naturally occurring psychedelic present in numerous plants and in the venom of the Bufo alvarius toad. It is found in some traditional S. American shamanic snuffs used in rituals and sometimes in ayahuasca brews.
5-MeO DALT (or N, N-diallylmethoxytryptamine), is a synthetic, psychedelic drug belonging to the ‘tryptamine’ class which includes drugs such as DMT. It was first synthesised by Shulgin in 2004 as an analogue of DMT and produces similar stimulant and spiritual (entheogenic) effects.
There have been no reported deaths associated with taking 5-MeO DALT by itself. In July 2010, a man in his 20s was hit and killed by a heavy goods vehicle on a UK motorway after having taken 350mg of 5-Meo DALT (more than 10 times a typical dose) and drinking alcohol earlier in the evening.
NOTE: despite the similarities in name and some of the effects, 5-MeO-DMT should not be confused with DMT.