ElPiloto (Stranger)
01-20-02 15:09
No 258660
      Mescaline from Eucalyptus wood?  Bookmark   

In 1967 or 1968, I was interested in synthesis of psychoactive substances and I came across a process to make mescaline from the lignin (wood) of 3 types of eucalyptus trees: e. regnans, e. diversicolor or e. obliqua. As I recall, I found it in the Australasian Journal of Chemistry.

Has anyone done anything with this route?

California is full of eucalyptus trees.cool
(Ubiquitous Precursor Medal Winner)
01-20-02 15:25
No 258663
      Re: Mescaline from Eucalyptus wood?
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Post 190600 (halfapint: "Lignin Syringaldehyde Again", Novel Discourse). I have typically attained over 10% ether soluble lignin components from hardwood sawdust, comprising largely vanillin and syringaldehyde. Cardboard, corrugated paper, produces yet higher yields, for reasons not known to me. Apparatus is a cast iron pot and a whisk for the air oxidation, though air injection helps. Also see Post 214730 (halfapint: "The Hibbert Ketones of Lignin", Novel Discourse).
wuz i ready for that question or what

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