What you will need to build your bucket can be
purchased at the yellowish orange store.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Heat resistant Epoxy (paint
7.5 Litre Polypropylene Bucket with
ruber "O" ring in lids seal (paint aisle, the bucket can be can be
Scrap Plexi Glass (far back, to the
Plexi-glass cutter (ask
Shank washer (plumbing isle)
Fan ( buy a fan, two would be
Get the Shank washer you
Stare at it.
Now get the lid for your
Simply drill a hole in the center of
the lid using a 7/8th's drill bit.
Place the washer flush over the hole
and use your Epoxy to create a bond/seal between the two.
Now you will want to create a window or
two or three then add the plexi-glass. Carefully carve out your
I cut out three to give it some
personality. It hasn't spoken yet..
If you think you can make do without
the windows, go for yours. It's funta$tic to
know whats going on during the rxn.
Make SURE you use HEAT RESISTANT epoxy.
1.5L of MeOH
800mg of HgCl2
55g of Heavy Duty Al.
Ketone (mdp2p) and
On the very top you will see an
addition funel, then a claisen, then the column, then the condensor.
Fans blowing on the column and the
1.4L of water was combined with 524g of
NaOH, then allowed to cool.
This was added to the Rxn contents, in
the same bucket
Post Rxn contents
Next, 1L of toluene was added to the
At this point your fairly happy at the
cleanliness of this process.
Everything is done in the same bucket,
and stirring has never been easier!
Here comes the hardest part if the
You will need to pour as much toluene
off the top as you can without spilling any.
At this point you can find your own
creative way to get the freebase out and into your sep
I tilted the bucket back and used a
500ml measuring cup to gather the top freebase layer.
After collecting the freebase,
another 750ml of toluene was added, stirred, and
1.75L of toluene freebase.
Washed 1.75L of freebase with 2L of
Washed again with 2L of saturated
Washed 2x with 2L of clean
Dried with 80g of Anhydrous Epsoms
Dwarfer style gas rig
MDMA hcl. forming in the non polar
You should have close to 40g of mdma
The best part about this process is the
ability to cook a larger batch without having to use an overhead
Cook done using 2x scale of MM's
beautiful write up.
4x scale would cut it close when it
comes time to basify and extract, but its definetly possible.
That's next on the list!