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Q: On January 8, 2001 a reader asked a question regarding "glass". Your researchers noted that this is simply a nickname used for potent amphetamine or methamphetamine. But there is another drug sometimes known as euphoria, ice, or glass... this drug is methylaminorex, it is pure d-amphetamine. this is to say that every chemical has a left and right form with the carbon chain being on the left for l prefixed drugs and on the right for d prefixed drugs. In any event methylaminorex has a high that lasts for long periods of time and has less of the jitteriness associated with meth.

A: 4-methylaminorex is not d-amphetamine. See Chem-Compare for a side-by-side comparison of the two molecules. The drug 4-methylaminorex has been sold under the names "ice" and "U4-Euh", but it has always been quite rare. You can also read more in our 4-methylaminorex Vault.

"Glass" is a slang term which is by far most commonly associated with Methamphetamine. Of course, as with any slang term, this can vary depending on your space-time coordinates. d-Amphetamine, or dextroamphetamine, is a prescription drug sold under the brand name Dexedrine. It has a potency between that of l-amphetamine (Benzedrine) and Methamphetamine.

And finally, the l- and d- prefixes do not refer to a carbon chain's physical arrangement, but rather to the particular way in which the molecule affects polarized light. See A Chemical Isomer Lesson for a full description.

Asked By : The Mole
Answered By : murple/fire
Published Date : 1 / 21 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 1 / 29 / 2001
Question ID : 1866

Categories: [ 4-methylaminorex ] [ Slang ]

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