C1-Methylated derivatives of the potent dopaminergic agonist 5-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (6) have been synthesized and tested for central dopamine (DA) receptor stimulating activity, by using biochemical and behavioral tests in rats. Both cis- and trans-5-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (4 and 3) may be classified as central DA-receptor agonists, albeit of lower potency than 6. The results obtained indicate that both 4 and 3 display DA-autoreceptor stimulation capacity. However, only one of the isomers, trans-3, is able to elicit clear-cut postsynaptic DA receptor agonist actions at larger doses. 5-Hydroxy-1,1-dimethyl-2-(n-propylamino) tetralin (5) was found to be inactive.