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Red Phosphorous/Iodine Methamphetamine Synthesis

by Placebo

Ok, this is an amalgamation of many peoples methods! I beleive this to be the best, simplest, fastest, and cleanest method for producing meth-amphetamine, in the highest yeilds possible for RP/I2/E reaction! Remember, each and every step gives small losses, and this method has the least steps! It is a culmination of efforts by, Worlock, CHEMMAN, and maybe a few tiny touches by me! I re-iterate, I don't want any congratulations except for the write-up itself!

You will need these things, and no substitutions allowed! If you can't get this shit, you aint ready to make the best Go-Go in town! This is a refinement of all methods, and the next step up from Push Pull, But nobody should be dicouraged from attempting this, as you will probably find it easier! PH paper, isn't even necessary!

This post is one method from Go to Whoah! This post has to be followed from GO to Whoah! Otherwise you can run into trouble, as povidone is not removed in this extraction! It will be removed at the end! Each step was chosen to compliment the next! Understand?


  • Various jars
  • 2L pyrex vessel
  • 2L 2 neck round flat bottom flask
  • 1 condenser, I reccomend a coil condenser but a liebig will suffice!
  • 1 sloping splashhead or better still, a steam distillation sloping splashhead!
  • A steam pressure cooker, that has releif valve at top
  • Hotplate, electric of course!
  • Filter paper, Bucner and vacuum would be nice too!
  • thermometer
  • 1 glass stopper
  • lengths of clear pvc tubing
  • Pot with vegetable oil, that can fit your reaction vessel

Reagents (All must be clean and anhydrous!)

  • Iodine crystals
  • Red Phosphorous
  • Pseudo-ephedrine, or ephedrine
  • Methanol
  • Toluene
  • Acetone
  • NaOH
  • Ice

Extraction of pfed

Ok, this method will deal with the Hcl salt of pfed, and a streamlined version of "the cure"! All pills are dumped into a large jar and double the volume of methanol poured on top! This is stirred vigourously and let to settle, in the fridge seems to speed it up! After top methanol layer has cleared it is carefully decanted off. This procedure is repeated 3 times. All methanol pulls are put together and reduced on a hotplate. As methanol gets down to last little bit, it is taken off heat Then a portion of acetone, twice your remaing liquid is dropped in. This forces the pfed crystals to crash out. Then remaining liquid is carefully evaped off.

Now you have your crude/dirty pfed Hcl. Next we will be doing successive toluene washes So put your pfed crystals in a pyrex (heat proof glass) Now add toluene to a safe level that can be lightly boiled on hotplate After about 5 mins boiling with stirring. Take off heat and let settle a minute. Now carefully pour off toluene into a filter to catch any remnants of pfed that may follow. Now if you get the toluene that has our contaminents in it and add some water You will see the crap crash from the toluene into the water This is the crap that came thru with the methanol pull!

So as we continue to do multiple toluene washes, We will continue to test the toluene after pouring it off, To see how we are progressing with the cleanup! When we have reached a point where no crap comes out of the toluene, With the addition of water, then we are ready to try acetone! Usually about 3 boils in toluene, but of course it depends how much your using! So, as before we will add a portion of acetone and boil lightly! Now when we pour off the acetone, we will add a tiny amount of water and some NaOH This is our final test, when you do this and no crap falls out of acetone you are ready!

This will be the cleanest pfed you have ever seen, guarenteed! AND, yeilds should be >90% if your careful! 95% is good.


Smallest reaction to be attempted, especially by newbees, is 1oz of pfed! So that even taking into account sloppiness, lack of experience and losses along the way You should get some product!

Ratios of reagents are, 3:3:1 or 1:1:1/3 ie.E:I:RP aka, equal amounts of Iodine and pfed, and a third as much RP! Comprenda!

Ok first prepare yourself an icebath! Yes icecubes and water in a sink or bucket! Now, many will say you should add this first or that first! Well after much reading of different peoples methods, I say.... Chuck the whole shebang in together, while your flask is on ice, Lift and swirl ingredients together, while maintaing on ice! Put your condenser on top and start water running thru, from bottom to top! Now, the idea is to get the reaction going in the most controlled way possible. Now you want to let reagents react in the icebath, if at all, Then move vessel from icebath to room temp, If things look like they're going too fast, put back in ice bath, You want to keep the reaction going but only at a nice slow, controlled pace! This is also necessary to control vapour in the condenser! Thick and or dis-colored smoke is bad! and plumes of smoke will escape from condenser As things progress at a nice slow pace, as things slow too much you can start applying heat! So prepare an oilbath and bring to about 50c, now if there is no more action in your vessel You can move it to the oilbath, and same as before, when things slow down, Adjust heat up, to say 100c then 150c for one hour, to make sure reaction has completed The whole time you should be watching to keep a nice reflux going, and not too much vapour is escaping from condenser!

Now remove from heat and disconnect condenser, Now add ice water to quench reaction, reason for ice water is to calm the reaction down when NaOH is added Now its up to you if you want to filter out RP or leave till the end I would leave it, it will be washed nicely by next process and be easier to filter! Now add lots of NaOH to bring reaction mix to positive 14PH You cannot over-basify as meth won't be destroyed, its a tough MF!

Steam Distillation

Now you need to set up your glassware for steam distillation! So attach steam distillation sloping splashhead to top hole of flask! Now attach plastic hose to steam inlet and other end, on release valve of pressure cooker that is full of water! Now attach condenser on end of splashhead, and rig up some kind of prop for it to stay up! Now place a jar at the end of condenser to catch our distillate! Now you want to heat both the pressure cooker, and the reaction flask! Now sit back and get ready for one of the most beautiful sites and smells! The meth freebase that is sitting on the top of your aqueous layer in flask will vapourise and be carried across and be condensed in the condenser and trickle down into your jar It will sit atop a bottom layer of water! After the last of the oil has come across, change jars and leave the setup to run for another hour Just to make sure you got it all! Any povidone from the pills will be stuck behind in the reaction vessel It has been noted that some polymer that may have been left from extraction, may follow the steam!


So, now we have a jar of water, with this sweet clear oil sitting on top! Now options are to add Hcl acid slowly with stirring until oil layer disappears and then evap the whole lot to get crystals! Or, as I found, you may have some polymer that has come over with the steam and is now sitting in the water layer, and it looks cloudy! So I don't want to evap all that, it will just concentrate the shit in there (plus its very time consuming evapping water, plus you risk losing some meth as the water evaps) So, I think you should just throw a little toluene into jar, and then seperate! Now your absolutly pure meth freebase is in your toluene! Now you can either gas, for instant clean meth, or Add minimal DH2O and then acidify to PH7, shake, seperate and evap water for crystals! repeat this step if you do it this way, as some more may come in second go!

Now with this process from start to finish, you shouldn't need to re-crystallise As your product should be the cleanest shit anybody has ever seen anyway! But you may want to for the purpose of growing nice big crystals! In which case, add just enough hot methanol to dissolve all your meth and then place in freezer. The secret is, the slower the evap, the bigger the crystals! So a nice slow room temp evap over several days might be fun!

Enjoy, and do not attempt anything above, before you completely understand what you are doing! You must have a sound understanding of the basics first!