Am I correct to say that N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) is a part of the phenethylamine class? It's structure meets the requirements to be a phenythylamine, however, I was not able to find anywhere on the internet that it is part of the phenethylamine class.
While I feel like this might be a better question for the chemistry SE, lets take a look at the molecular structures:
The important chemical differences are:
- DEET only has a C-alpha between the nitrogen and the ring, whereas phenethylamines have a C-alpha and a C-beta (see red annotation)
- DEET has a carboxylic functional group (an amide bond), whereas phenethylamines have an amino group (see green boxes)
Taken together these differences mean that DEET is not a phenethylamine.