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1974 2C-B is first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin during an exploration of the homologues of DOB. 1  
1975 First publication on 2C-B, by Alexander Shulgin and Michael Carter. 2  
Jun 25, 1975 Psychoactivity of 2C-B first discovered by Alexander Shulgin. Described as 'beautifully active'. 1  
Late 1980s 2C-B is marketed as an MDMA (ecstasy) replacement and becomes somewhat more popular after MDMA is scheduled in 1985.   
1991 Alexander and Ann Shulgin publish PiHKAL, documenting over 250 phenethylamines, including MDMA, mescaline, 2C-B, 2C-T-7, 2C-T-2, and many others. 3  
Jan 6, 1994 2C-B added to Schedule I through the emergency scheduling process, making it illegal to possess or sell in the United States.   
Jun 2, 1995 2C-B placed "permanently" into Schedule I in the United States.   
1997 2C-B becomes illegal in the Netherlands   
Jun 1998 2C-B becomes illegal in Japan.   

  1.   Shulgin AT. Personal communication.
  2.   Shulgin AT, Carter MF. "Centrally Active Phenethylamines". Psychopharm Commun. 1975;1:93-98.
  3.   Shulgin AT, Shulgin A. PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Transform Press. 1991.