ALD-52, also known as 1-acetyl-LSD, is a chemical analogue of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). 1-Acetyl-N,N-diethyllysergamide (also known as ALD-52, 1-Acetyl-LSD, 1A-LSD, 1A-LAD, and mistakenly as Orange Sunshine) is a lesser-known psychedelic substance of the lysergamide class that produces LSD-like psychedelic effects when administered. It is structurally related to psychedelic lysergamides like LSD and 1P-LSD and is reported to produce largely indistinguishable effects.v
Cas No: 3270-02-8
IUPAC Name: (6aR,9R)-4-Acetyl-N,N-diethyl-7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide
Appearance: White/yellowish powder.
In 1968 and 1969, a famous batch of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine” was synthesized by Nick Sand and Tim Scully and made widely available in California. This “Orange Sunshine” was long held by the hippie generation to be ALD 52 until 2005, when it was revealed by Nick Sand that “Orange Sunshine” was just a particularly well made batch of LSD dosed at 300 micrograms per unit. This was confirmed by Tim Scully in a 2017 Reddit AMA, where Scully explained that the claim that “Orange Sunshine” was technically not LSD arose from an “ill-advised desperate defense strategy that failed miserably” during his trial for LSD manufacture.
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This core structure of ALD 52 is an ergoline derivative, and has tryptamine and phenethylamine structures embedded within it. ALD 52 contains a N,N-diethylcarboxamide functional group bound to R8 of the chemical structure. It is additionally substituted at carbon 6 with a methyl group.
ALD 52 is homologous to 1P-LSD, which contains a propionyl group bound to CH3CO- instead of the acetyl group bound to the same location. It is unknown how these differences account for differences in the two compound’s activity.
Anecdotal reports from many users suggest that the effects of ALD are virtually identical to LSD. In comparison to other psychedelics such as psilocin, LSA and ayahuasca, ALDs is significantly more stimulating and fast-paced regarding the specific style of its physical and cognitive effects, as is the case with other lysergamides.[clarification needed]
Anecdotal reports from the community tend to report ALD as being slightly less potent and visual, with a mellower, less anxiety-provoking headspace that comes at the expense of less depth, giving it the reputation for being a more recreational variant of LSD. It has been speculated that this is due to a slightly extended, less jarring come up period that allows the user to become more acclimated to the changes in head space. As one increases the dose, it is reported to lose this character and converge with the effects of a high-dose LSD experience.
Disclaimer: The effects listed below cite the Subjective Effect Index (SEI), an open research literature based on anecdotal user reports and the personal analyses of PsychonautWiki contributors. As a result, they should be viewed with a healthy degree of skepticism.