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Can I combine 3,4 MethyleneDioxy[sic] and amphetamine to get MDA?
Q: If i ordered 3,4 MethyleneDioxy from a chemical supplier and got that and added some Dexedrine(amphetamine) would i get 3,4 MethyleneDioxy-Amphetamine "MDA"? If i sorted out dosages of the MethyleneDioxy and Amphetamine correctly would it work or would i die? Is it the same or totally different? Please awnser! I dont wanna die when i try it! Thanks ahead of time.

A: Chemistry does not work this way. I'm not even sure what chemical you mean by "3,4 MethyleneDioxy". You can't just put the two parts you want in a flask and have them magically combine. Chemical synthesis requires several steps where you do specific reactions by targeting specific places on the molecules by using specific chemicals, temperatures, agitation methods, pressures, catalysts, etc.

While I have heard some mumbling of whats called "one pot synthesis" for MDMA (where you add a bunch of stuff to one reaction vessel and let it go and purify out the stuff you want in the end), I doubt it would be very efficient, leave a clean product, or would be feasible for a non-chemist. I would not suggest attempting any chemical syntheses without at least an understanding of organic chemistry and proper lab techniques. While it is enticing to imagine making MDMA at home and fun to imagine that combining different drugs in a single capsule might somehow result in a new compound, real chemistry takes training, work, and study.



Asked By : bryan
Answered By : psilo
Published Date : 6 / 7 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 6 / 7 / 2001
Question ID : 2731

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