Friday, January 19, 2018 2:52:50 AM
Salvia divinorum is a perennial labiate used for curing and divination by the Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. The psychotropic effects the plant produces are compared to those of the other hallucinogens employed by the Mazatecs, the morning glory, Rivea corymbosa L., Hallier f. and the psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
ced is led away in plastic tubing. The formyl
amide is then separated, and hydrolyzed by refluxing in a mixture of
60 grams KOH, 200 ml alcohol, and 50 ml water for an hour. After
the reflux, the mixture is made acid with HC1, and the alcohol
evaporated away under a vacuum. The residue is then diluted with
water, and the freebase obtained by making the solution strongly
alkaline to litmus by adding lye solution. The freebase is then
extracted out with some toluene, and distilled.
This procedure is no doubt applicable to all phenylacetones. In the
case of 2,4,5-trimethylphenylacetone, I would first try this with only
half as much added water. Those phenylacetones containing the
methylenedioxy grouping, I would use just as stated.
The last choice is a very simple, but also very time-consuming
(several days!) reaction. Sodium cyanoborohydride in methanol with
ammonium acetate and methylenedioxyphenylacetone at pH 6 react to
give disappointing yields of MDA. See Pikhal by Dr. Shulgin in the
section under MDA for full cooking instructions.
This method is general for all phenylacetones, as Dr. Shulgin used it
on quite a variety of them, all with similar low yields.
In all of these methods, once the freebase is obtained in pure form by
distillation (the boiling point of the amphetamine is similar to the
phenylacetone), the freebase should be converted to the crystalline
hydrochloride derivative. This is done by dissolving about 50 ml of
freebase in about 400 ml ether or toluene, then bubbling dry HC1 gas
through the solution, and filtering out the crystals to dry. See Chapter 5
of Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, Third Edition for a full
Know Your Essential Oils
Sassafras Oil — contains about 80-90% safrole. This is purified by
fractional vacuum distillation. Boiling point of safrole is 234° C at
normal pressure, about 120° C with an aspirator, and 105° at 6
torr. Yields MDA with ammonia, or MDMA (XTC) with
methylamine. Dosage 1/10 gram.
Calamus Oil — that of Indian origin contains 80% ally! asarone. Oil
from other areas contains much less asarone. Boiling point is 296° C
at normal pressure, and 167° C at 12 torr. Yields TMA-2.
Dosage is 40 rag.
Indian Dill Seed Oil — contains up to 53% dill apiol (3,4-methylenedioxy-
5,6-dimethoxy-alIylbenzene). Boiling point is 296° C with
decomposition at normal pressure. Aspirator vacuum will distil! it at
about 170° C. Yields DMMDA-2, dosage about 50 mg.
Practical LSD Manufacture
Nutmeg OH — contains 0-3% safrole, and 0-13% myristicin (3,4-
methylene-dioxy-5-methoxy allylbenzene. The boiling point at 15
ton is ISO° C. Yield MMDA, dosage 80 mg.
Mace Oil — contains 10% myristicin.
Parsley Seed Oil — contains 0-80% parsley apiol (2-methoxy-3,4-
methylene-dioxy-5-methoxy-allylbenzene). Its boiling point is
292° C at normal pressure, and 1792 C at 34 torr. It yields
DMMDA, dosage about 75 mg. This oil may also contain 10-77%
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Contains thujones, chemicals that act on the same brain receptors as cannabis
Contains guaranine, a substance similar to caffeine
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