PrimoPyro (Hive Prodigy)
01-31-02 22:38
No 263391
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I was wondering how available from chemical suppliers, these chemicals are:

2,5-dimethoxy-benzoic acid
3,4-methylenedioxy-benzoic acid
3,4,5-trimethoxy-benzoic acid

I just thought of something hilarious. In a certain mastermind plot, there is a possibility of a reaction designed for amphetamines, producing a byproduct that is easily transformed into a reagent for the same reaction, to yield the corresponding phenethylamine. laugh

What I mean is: X + B1 --> X Amphetamine + C
and C easily --> B2
for X + B2 --> X phenethylamine + K

Man that is hilarious.

So yea, how easy is it to buy these reagents? tongue


Vivent Longtemps la Ruche!
(Hive Prodigy)
02-01-02 00:24
No 263441
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And now I add, with the help Os gave me regarding alkylations, what about the unalkylated acids?

If the etherified acids are not available, are the polyphenolic acids suspicious?


Vivent Longtemps la Ruche!
(Ubiquitous Precursor Medal Winner)
02-01-02 02:46
No 263484
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Do not buy 3,4,5-TMB. It is for sure watched, has been for many years.

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(Chief Bee)
02-01-02 08:50
No 263657
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3,4,5-trimethoxy-benzoic acid is an aricle of commerce, as is its unmethylated triphenol "gallic acid". 3,4-Methylenedioxybenzoic acid is most often called Piperonylic acid, and hundreds of suppliers can be found via Google. 2,5-dimethoxy-benzoic acid and its diphenol "gentisic acid" is more rarely occurring.
(Hive Bee)
02-01-02 09:13
No 263681
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Hey rhodium, Can nitropropane be made into anything useful say with a p2 in there phenyl-2nitrop?
(Chief Bee)
02-01-02 13:49
No 263757
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Yes, definitely. The reaction of a substituted benzaldehyde with 1-nitropropane forms a phenyl-2-nitrobutene, which is the immediate precursor to BDB, MBDB, Ariadne and all the compounds in Pihkal starting with 4C- something.

The methamphetamine analog (made from phenyl-2-nitrobutene) is 10x weaker than ordinary amphetamine, so the four-carbon side-chain is only interesting in the world of psychedelics and entactogens though.