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I have OCRed or transcribed the following list of journal articles, books and notes.


US pat 3855306, Pius Anton Wehrli, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Issued: Dec. 17, 1974.
Abstract: Process for the preparation of 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzaldehyde from vanillin comprising the steps of bromination, hydrolysis and methylation.


US Pat 4,731,482 (from Rhodium), Process For The Preparation Of Phenylpropanones, Carlo Vanturello et al. - allylbenzenes are catalytically epoxidized by H2O2, in a biphase system comprising an aq. phase containing H2O2 and an organic phase containing: allylbenzene, a solvent, a catalyst having formula (Quat.)3PW4O24. The epoxide is hydrolysed to P2P with LiI.


1. Acetamide; Coleman & Alvaram; Org.  Syn. vol. III, 1923, p3 & Org. Syn. Coll. vol. I, p3;
2. Chloro-acetamide (Acetamide, ?-chloro-) Jacobs & Heidelberger; Org. Syn. Coll. vol. 1 p 153.
3. The Preparation of Acetamide; Rosanoff, Gulick, & Larkin; JACS 33, 974-77, 1911.


Hydroxide Ion Initiated Reactions under Phase-Transfer-Catalysis Conditions.  5. Isomerization of Allylbenzene via Hydroxide Ion Extraction; Mere Halpern, Yoel Sasson and Mordecai Rabinovitz;
J.  Org. Chem. 1983, 48, 1022-1025

US Patent 3,852,305; To: Nagase; Tsuneyuki, et. al.; Date: 3/12/74: Isomerization of Alkenyl-Alkoxybenzenes

The Behaviour of Allyl Derivatives of Catechol & Resorcinol Toward Heat, By Charles D. Hurd, Harry Greengard and Forrest D. Pilgrim; JACS 52, 1700 (1930)

The Action of Formaldehyde on Amines and Amino Acids; By H. T. Clarke, H. B. Gillespie & S. Z. Weisshaus; JACS 55, 4571-4587, Nov. 1933.


CA 4809(7), (1942). - Cleavage of phenol ethers with pyridine hydrochloride. Vinzenz Prey. Ber. 74B, 1219-25 (1941). - with pyridine.HCl

CA: 44, 5909b (1950): Dealkylating alkoxy aromatic amines. Curt G. Vogt and Franz Marschall (to General Aniline & Film Corp.). U.S. 2,497,248, Feb. 14, 1950. - with AlCl3 and a base.

Chemical Abstracts, CA:52, 6255h, (1958) Selective cleavage of ethers by aluminum chloride. Cs. Szántay (Tech. Univ., Budapest). Acta Chim. Acad. Sci. Hung. 12, 83-91(1957).

CA 45, 7089 b, (1951) - Dealkylation of ?-(2-alkoxy-1-naphthoyl)propionic. S. I. Sergievskaya and A. A. Chemerisskaya (S. Ordzhonikidze All-Union Chem.-Pharm. Inst., Moscow). Zhur. Obshchei Khim. (J. Gen. Chem.) 20, 2284-8 (1950). Heating 5 hrs. with AlCl3

CA 55:21578i (1961) - Decomposition of lignin. 1. Action of compounds of the type RNH1-3X. Donald H. Grangaard (Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis.). Tappi 44, 433-9 (1961).


Preparation of Catechol: H. D. Dakin; Org. Syn., coll. vol. 1, p 148.


Constitution of ephedrine. Desoxyephedrine. A. OGATA; CA 14:745 (1920) J. Pharm. Soc. Japan 451, 751-64 (1919).

CA 56:9714 (1962); New method of prepn. of heliotropin (I) by condensation of methylene ether of pyrocatechol (II) with formaldehyde (III) in the presence of m-nitrobenzene-sulfonic acid (IV), Al (V), and hydrochloric acid was described. Tr. Vses. Nauchn.-Issled. lnst. Sintetich. i Natural'n Dushistykh Veshchestv 1961, No. 5, 21-5.; E. D. Laskina, T. A. Devitskaya, Z. N. Bychkova, R. F. Shilina, and T. V. Sukhorukova.

Selective cleavage of ethers by aluminium chloride, Cs. Szántay (Tech. Univ., Budapest).
CA 52:6255 (1958).  Acta Chim. Acad. Sci. Hung. 12, 83-91 (1957).

Synthesis in the 1,2-methylenedioxybenzene series (safrole, piperonal, and piperine); Claude Feugeas (Lab. Syn. Organ., Paris); CA 61:16001a (1964); Bull. Soc. Chim. France 1964(8), 1892-5 (Fr.).

Heliotropin synthesis from pyrocatechol through the pyrocatechol aldehyde; V. N. Eliseeva and T. A. Devitskaya; CA 54:1391 (1960); Trudy Vsesoyuz. Nauch. Issledovatel. Inst. Sintel. i Natural. Dushistykh Veshchestv 1958, No. 4, 31-4.

Veratryl chloride and cyanide. F. Dengel (to Knoll A.-G. Chemische Fabriken); CA 49:15963a (1955); U.S. 2,695,319, Nov. 23, 1954. - Chloromethylation of veratrole(I) in ~ 70% yield.

Preparation of aromatic aldehydes by the "nitroso" method. V. N. Eliseeva and T. A. Devitskaya.
CA 51:7326c (1957); Zhur. Priklad. Khim. 29, 1894-6(1956). MeOPh -->  44% anisaldehyde

Synthesis, structure, and transformations of ?-(2-ethoxy-1(6)-naphthoyl)-propionic acids. S. I. Sergievskaya, A. V. Danilova, and A. A. Chemerisskaya (S. Ordzhonikidze All-Union Chem.-Pharm. Inst., Moscow). CA 45:7089e (1951); Zhur. Obshchei Khim. (J. Gen. Chem.) 20, 2314-20 (1950).

Dealkylating alkoxy aromatic amines. Curt G. Vogt and Franz Marshall (to General Aniline & Film Corp.). CA 44:5909 (1950); U.S. 2,497,248, Feb. 14, 1950. An increased yield of hydroxylated aromatic amine is obtained when alkoxy aromatic amine salts are dealkylated with an Al halide at elevated temps. in an inert org. solvent.

?-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethylamine. Ichiro Hirao (to Ono Drug Industries Co.). CA 48:2097b (1954); Japan. 1770 (1952), May 20. Piperonal + ethyne + 20 atm. --> 1-(HO)-(MDP-2-P)

Preparation of 1,N-diveratrylethylamine and 1,N-dipiperonyl-ethylamine. Stanislaw Biniecki. Eugeniusz Muszynski, Helena Jagiellowicz, and Zdzislawa Chojnacka (Akad. Med., Warsaw). CA 58:3334 (1963); Acta Polon. Pharm. 19, 31-5 (1962). Veratraldehyde, EtNO2, and BuNH2,(cat).

Derivatives of amphetamine. E. Muszynski (Akad. Med.. Warsaw). CA 58:3334 (1963); Acta Polon. Pharm. 18, 471-8 (1961) (in Polish). Safrole and 0.1 g. HgCl2 in 5 vols. AcOH was satd. with HBr. left 2 days at 0o, neutralized with NaHCO3, extd. with Et2O, and distd. to give 73.3% MDP2-bromopropane (I), b15 162-5o. nD16 1.5628.

Volatile oil of Cinnamomum kanahirai Hayata or "shoggu" oil. I. Constituents of root oil. Tetsusaku Ikeda and Tsutomu Naito. CA 32:86969 (1938);  J. Chem. Soc. Japan 59, 213-23 (1938).

Essential oil of pha-chiun. II. Tetusaku Ikeda, Syozaburo Takeda, Hatuo Nakama and Tyuzi Yokohara.
CA 36:6753 (1942);  J. Chem. Soc. Japan 61, 583-91 (1940); cf. CA. 25:3438. Detailed composition of Camphor tree oil.

Saturated carbonyl compounds from unsaturated hydrocarbons. Japan Oil Co. Ltd. CA 64:3358f (1966); Brit., 1,008,923 (C1. C 07c), Nov. 3, 1965; Japan. Appl. May 25, 1963; 6 pp. Carbonyl compds. are formed by oxidn. of unsatd. hydrocarbons using Hg(NO3)2 in HNO3 as the oxidizing agent.

Chemistry.doc - missing

Oxidation of terminal alkenes to methyl ketones using Palladium cat.; (Wacker) Tsuji, Synthesis 1984, 371

Phase transfer cleavage of phenolic ether Using HBr & surfactant; Landini, Montanari, Rolla, Synthesis, 1978, 771

Cleavage of Ethers with Aqueous HCl in the presence of Surfactants; B Jursic, J Chem Research (S), 1989, 284-5.

2-nitropropenylbenzene.  Amphetamine, or P2P from propenyl benzene; J. Prakt. Chem. 137, 345; 138, 271 (1933); JACS 54, 273 (1932)

Methylamine from formalin and NH4Cl

Piperonyl acetone from isosafrole; CA 49:10958i, T Fugisawa, Y Deguchi. 
J. Pharm. Soc. Jpn. 74, 975-7, 1954

Reductive animation of Ketones using iron pentacorbonyl.
Watanabe et al, Tetrahedron Lett. 22, 1879, 1974
Watanabe et al, Chemistry Lett. 1974, 1265.

Extraction of Urea from urine:  (Sheerwood Taylor, 311) - for the truly desperate!

Extraction of Eugenol from cloves (2); Experimental Organic Chemistry; Durst, Gokel, Durst, Gokel; McGraw Hill; 1980; p. 467.


The Cinnamomum Species in China: Resources for the Present and Future; Perfumer & Flavorist, vol. 19(4). July/August 1994 p17.


An Efficient Method for the Hofmann Degradation of Amides by Use of  Benzyltrimethyl-ammonium tribromide, Chemistry Letters, pp. 463-464, 1989, The Chemical Society of Japan; S Kajigaeshi, K Asano, S Fujisaki, T Kakinami, T Okamoto

Claisen rearrangement. Chemical Reviews 27, 495, 1940, D S Tarbell
Prep. of allyl aryl ether  ref: JACS 62, 771, 1940, Smith, Hoeln, Whitney

Use of Nickel bis[acetylacetone] catalyst, NaHCO3 as HCl acceptor. Synthesis 1982, 186-188, Camps, Coll, Moreto

Notes on Guaicol

Claviceps paspali.doc

Claviceps paspali, Nov. 27, 1916 p 403.
CA 90: 118108c Production of ergot alkaloids of lysergic acid derivatives (LAD) by submerged fermentation. Sastry, Ojha & Atal. Indian Drugs 1979 16(4), 88-93 (English).
69349d Ergotamine and ergocryptine production. Societa Farmaceutici Italia. Brit. 1,158,380 (Cl. C 07d, C 12d), 16 pp.
69351y Lysergic acid and its derivatives by fermentation.


Cleavage of the methylenedioxy group. Ernst Spath and Herbert Quietenstsky. Ber. 60B, 1882-90; (1927); Chemical Abstracts Vol. 22, page 86.


Summary of 6 Dakin oxidations & journal references.


Methylene Bromide; W. Rt. Hartman & E. E. Dreger. (Methane, dibromo-)
Org. Syn. Coll. vol. 1 p357-360.


Extracting DMT from Acacia maidenii - net; anon.


Drug Bibliography: A-S; by


Ecstasy FAQ - not yet organized; contains Shulgin's bibliography. Anon; 19 Jun 91

Electrolytic Oxidation of Isoeucenol to vanillin; Alexander Lowy & Catherine M. Moore; American Electro-Chemical Society Transactions 1922, vol. 42, p273; (P) LG 30-E(8)


Preparation of Hydrocinnamic Acid by electrolytic reduction; Ingersoll. Org. Syn. 9, 42, (1929); A. W. Ingersoll; Org. Syn. Coll. vol. 1, p 311-314.

?-3:4-Methylenedioxy-phenyl-isopropylamine.  By J. ELKS and D. H. HEY. Glycidic ester condensation method.


Epoxidation and Hydroxylation of Ethylenic Compounds with Organic Peracids - Chapter 7 - by
Daniel Swern.

An improved procedure for the KMnO4 oxidation of olefins to cis-1,2-glycols by use of phase transfer catalysis, William P. Weber and James Peter Shepherd. Tetrahedron Letters No. 48, pp 4907 - 4908, 1972.

1. Eugenol and Isoeugenol; S Arctander, Perfume & Flavour Chemicals, Arctander, NY, 1969, pp 167-172
2. The major components of Indonesian clove leaf oil and Madagascan clove bud oil - Perfumer & Flavorist 20(5), Sept./Oct. 1995, p102
3. Composition of Dill Oil, Perfumer & Flavorist, 21(3), 64 (1996)

The EXXTRACTOR ; Psychedelic Illuminations #6, 88-89.- Extracting substances found in plants.


Chapters 1 to 5.
Chemicals and Equipment
Preparation of Phenylacetone
Preparation of N-Methylformamide
Leuckart reaction
Crystal formation


Morris Kharasch; Reinmuth, Grignard Reactions of Nonmetallic Substances, p 1204-1227; Prentice-Hall, 1954.  (B) JU 65-G(15). Aldimines.

Reactions of organomagnesium compounds with aliphatic azomethines and with hexamethylenetetramine. I.  Vera Evdokimoff; Gazz. Chim. ital. 77, 318-326 (1947) CA 42:2586c (1948)


Haloalkylations, p 659 - from "Friedel-Crafts and Related Reactions vol. 2", 1964, Chp. XXI; George A. Olah & William S. Tolgyesi - Chloromethylation etc.


Extraction of alkaloids from Peganum harmala. From "The Alkaloids" Vol. II by Manske (p393).

H. E. Carter, Metabolism of Amino Acids, J. Biol. Chem. 108, 1935, p 623. HBr addition to alkene with Eleusis discussion.


1. A Re-examination of Limitations of the Hofmann Reaction; December 1958, p 2029; Magnien & Baltzly
2. The Hofmann Reaction; Wallis & Lane; Organic Reactions Vol. 3,  p268, 1947

Hydrazine doc

Prep. Hydrazine Sulfate from ammonia and sodium hypochlorite; Adams and Brown. Org. Syn. 2, 37 (1922);
Org. Syn. Coll. Vol. 1 2nd ed., 309 (1941)


4-Aminoveratrole (3,4-dimethoxy-Aniline). J. S. Buck and W. S. Ide. Amide + bleach --> Amine.

Illicium Parviflorum.doc
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association vol. 27, pp 573-4, July 1938. "A Note on the Volatile Oil of Illicium Parviflorum Michx". By P. A. Foote. Contains > 90% Safrole


The Chemistry of the Carbon-Nitrogen Double Bond, page 506: Electrochemistry of the Carbon-Nitrogen Double Bond - In "The Chemistry of the functional groups" Interscience, 1970, ed Patai. (B) K 20, s131516000
Henning Lund - Electrolytic reduction of imines to amines.


5,6-(methylenedioxy)-2-aminoindan HCl - Nichols et al, J. Med Chem. 1990, 33, 703.
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I wasn't sure that I should post it here as this forum is getting a little busy. Maybe it would be best if there was a separate forum for discussion of this kind of thing - books, journals, theory and where to up/down-load such stuff.

Note that "3855306.doc" etc, refer to the document on my drive where the article is stored - I could have edited it out for your benefit bees - but I already had this index and it's more convenient for me just to post it. The format of this stuff is usually MS word or text. A lot of it is already available on the web and more of it is of academic interest only.

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Oxidations using bleach

1. Mohrig et al, J. Chem. Ed., 62, 519-21 (1985); Simple procedure using 5% household bleach, Acetic acid.

2.  Lee and Freedman TL 20, pp 1641-44 (1976); Phase Transfer Catalyzed Oxidations of Alcohols and Amines by Aqueous Hypochlorite. Using 10% bleach, TBAB, EtOAc

2b. US patent 3996259 : Oxidation of organic compounds by aqueous hypohalites using phase transfer catalysis. Lee; George A., Wayland, MA, Freedman.

3. Stevens et al; Org. Chem. 45, 2030-32 (1980); Convenient and Inexpensive Procedure for Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols to Ketones. Uses 12% bleach and acetic acid [better to use less acid as in J. Chem. Ed. 62:519

4. Hill et al, J. Chem. Ed., 61, 1118 (1984); Oxidation of Alcohols Using Calcium Hypochlorite and Solid/Liquid Phase-Transfer Catalysis. Uses: Ca(OCl)2, DCM, TBAB; fairly simple.

5. Branko Jursic; Synthesis 868-871, Nov. 1988; Organic Synthesis in Micellar Media. Oxidation of Alcohols and Their Conversion into Alkyl Chlorides. Uses Sod. Stearate or CPC (cetyl pyridium bromide) as PTC.
The use of micelles was investigated for various organic reactions: oxidation of alcohols with sodium hypochlorite in micelles oxidation of alcohols with hexadecyltrimethylammonium chromate as micelle, and conversion of primary alcohols to 1-chloroalkanes by aqueous hydrogen chloride in the presence of micelles. In all cases, product isolation was simple and satisfactory yields were obtained.

6. Cacchi & La Torre Chemistry & Industry, 1986, 286-7. An inexpensive oxidation of benzyl halides with sodium hypochlorite using TBA.

7. Anelli et al; J. Org. Chem. 1987, 52, 2559-2562; Fast and Selective Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Aldehydes or to Carboxylic Acids and of Secondary Alcohols to Ketones Mediated by Oxoammonium Salts under Two-Phase Conditions. Excellent method but Oxoammonium salts are expensive and not easy to get. Uses KBr as a co-catalyst.

8. Kim et al; Bull Korean Chem. Soc., 9(1), 1988, p 60. Oxidation of Alcohols by Ca(OCl)2-Al2O3 (Problems with this as yields from sec-alcohols are not too good.

9. Schneider; J. Org. Chem. 1982, 47, 364-365. A New Triphasic Solid-Solid-Liquid Catalytic System for the Inexpensive and Selective Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols by Calcium Hypochlorite. Using IRA 900 resin, Ca(OCl)2

10. Nwaukwa & Keehn Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 23, 3131-34, 1982. The Oxidation of Aldehydes To Acids With Calcium Hypochlorite [Ca(OCl)2],

11. Inokuchi, Matsumoto, Nishiyama, and Torii,  JOC 1990, 55, 462-466. A Selective and Efficient Method for Alcohol Oxidations Mediated by N-Oxoammonium Salts in Combination with Sodium Bromite. NaBrO2 or Ca(OCl)2 is used as a cooxidant. Ca(OCl)2 reacts more quickly but NaBrO2 degrades the catalyst less.

12. 4713423 : Method of chlorinating methyl groups of methyl vinyl aromatic polymers. Mohanraj & Ford.


Fluoride ion promoted synthesis of alkyl phenyl ethers; Miller, So & Clark. Can. J. Chem. 57. 1887-89, 1979.


Preparation of Protocatechuic Acid. (p 8-9). In Protocatechuic Acid, Gallic acid and Tannin, Stenhouse; JCS 28, 8, 1875;


Electro-reduction of cyclohexanone oxime; N. Ayyaswami, V. Krishnan; Journal Of Applied Electrochemistry 13 (1983) 731-733

Behaviour of oximes at a nickel black cathode; N. Ayyaswami, V. Krishnan; J. Applied Electrochemistry, (Short Communication), p557, 14 (1984)


The Clandestine Drug Laboratory Situation in the United States, Frank, R. S, J. For. Sci., JFSCA, Vol. 28(1), Jan. ‘83, pp. 18-31.


Electrochemical Procedure for a Practical Preparation of Piperonal from Isosafrole; Sigeru Torii, Kenji Uneyama, and Kyoji Ueda; JOC 1984, 49, 1830-1832

1. Polymer Supported Reagents. Chromic Acid on Anion Exchange Resins. A Simple and Practical Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes and Ketones; Cainelli, Cardillo, Orena, Sandri. Bologna; JACS 98:21, Oct., 1976, 6737-8.

2. The Chloromethylation of Veratrole; Oscar Gawron; JACS 71, 744, (1949)

3. "Sodium Percarbonate" (SPC) As A Hydrogen Peroxide Source For Organic Synthesis for Epoxidation and amine and sulfide oxidation reactions. Chemistry Letters, pp. 665-666, 1986. Ando, Cork & Kimura; Shiga Univ. Jpn.

4. Catalytic Epoxidation Of Olefins using H2O2 and boron compounds; US Pat. 4303587; Schirmann et al. (Dec. 1, 1981)

5. Phase-Transfer Permanganate Oxidation of Unfunctionalized Benzylic Positions; Gannon & Krause (NY, USA); Synthesis, October 1987 page 915-7

6. Mercuric compounds

Kitchen extractions by Black Peter


Synthesis of Aliphatic Nitro Compounds Nathan Kornblum & Jack W. Powers, Vol. 22, April 1957, p455. Simple synthesis of primary and secondary nitro compounds from alkyl halides and sodium nitrite in DMF or DMSO.

Organic reactions p130-133, synthesis of aliphatic and alicyclic nitro compounds. Syntheses of nitroalkanes using Silver Nitrite.

Ethyl Hydrogen Sulphate: By H B Dunnicliff & G S Butler: p 1384

Legal Highs; A Concise Encyclopedia Of Legal Herbs And Chemicals With Psychoactive Properties; Produced By The Twentieth Century Alchemist; 1973


The Leuckart Reaction. Moore. Organic Reactions 5, 1949, p301. (Includes Eschweiler-Clarke Procedure)
Extensions of the Leuckart Synthesis of Amines. JACS Vol. 58, 1808-1811 - Ingersoll
Secondary Amines by the Leuckart Synthesis, Armando Novelli, JACS 61, 520 (1939)

Making A Still. Anon.


1. Derivatives of 1-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-butanamine: Representatives of a Novel Therapeutic Class; Nichols, Hoffman, Oberlender, Peyton Jacob, Shulgin. J. Med. Chem. 1986, 29. 2009-2015.

2. Nonneurotoxic Tetralin and Indan Analogues of 3,4-Methylenedioxy)amphetamine (MDA); Nichols, Brewster, Johnson, Oberlender, Riggs; J. Med. Chem. 1990, 33, 703-710.

3. Synthesis and Pharmacological Examination of 1-(3-Methoxy-4-methyIphenyl)-2-aminopropane and 5-Methoxy-(4-methyl-2-aminoindan: Similarities to 3,4-(Methylenedioxy)methamphetamine (MDMA); Johnson, Frescas, Oberlender & Nichols; J. Med. Chem. 1991, 94, 1662-1668.
4. JACS or JOC 1940, 425 "3-Methyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolines and 3-Methyl-1,2 ,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines(1)" by Ide & Buck: ?-methyl-MD-cinnanimic acid, MDA, Indans.

J. Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 18(4) 1986; The Background and Chemistry of MDMA; Alexander T Shulgin, Ph.D.

Organic Syntheses coll. Vol., p 346, C. S. Marvel & R. L. Jenkins, Methylamine Hydrochloride


A Convenient, High-Yielding Method For The Methylenation Of Catechols; A. P. Bashall and J. F. Collins; Tetrahedron Letters No. 40, pp 5489-3490, 1975.

Anwendungen Der Phasen-Transfer-Katalyse 2.: Diaryloxymethane Und Forhlaldehydacetale; Eckehard V. Dehmlow und Johannes Schmidt; Tetrahedron Letters No 2, pp 95-96, 1976.(in german)

The Methylenation of Catechols; W. Bonthrone and J. W. Cornforth. ’Shell' Research Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent.
JCS (C), 1969, 1202.


Isomerization Of Safrole And Eugenol Under Microwave Irradiation; Synthetic Communications, 27(24), 4335-4340 (1997); Gean V. Salmoria, Evandro L. Dall'Oglio, Cesar Zucco

Sodium Borohydride on Wet Clay: Solvent-free Reductive Amination of Carbonyl Compounds Using Microwaves; Tetrahedron 54, 6293-8 (1998); Rajender S. Varma and Rajender Dahiya

Selective Nitration of Styrenes with Clayfen and Clayan: A Solvent-free Synthesis of ?-Nitrostyrenes; Tetrahedron Letters 39 (1998) 3977-3980; Rajender S. Varma, Kannan P. Naicker and Per J. Liesen

Microwave-Assisted Henry Reaction: Solventless Synthesis of Conjugated Nitroalkenes; Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 38, No. 29, pp 5131-5134, 1997; Rajender S. Varma[TRIES, HARC], Rajender Dahiya[TRIES] and Sudhir Kumar[HARC]

1. J A Ballantine in Chp 4. p100-103. In "Solid Supports and Catalysts in Organic Synthesis", 1992, Ed Smith, Ellis-Horwood, 0-13-63-9999-3.

Reactions assisted by clays and other lamellar solids - a survey. [1]; Clay-Supported Copper(II) and Iron(III) Nitrates [ref. 2]; From "Clay-Supported Copper(II) and Iron(III) Nitrates: Novel Multi-Purpose Reagents for Organic Synthesis. A Cornelis, P Laszlo. Synthesis 1985, 909-918.

The Construction And Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories 2nd ed. 1994 by Jack B. Nimble

Edited version of "The Construction and Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories", 2nd Ed., 1994, Jack B. Nimble

Chloroacetonitrile, Fumaronitrile; Organic syntheses - by dehydration of amide with P2O5. Prep of amide from ester and ammonia. Method for acetonitrile prep and acetamide prep.


Phenylacetones from phenylpropenes; US patent 4,638,094, 20/01/87, Nakai, Enomiya.
Ring substituted phenylacetones can be prepared in high yield from the corresponding phenyl-3-propene [which is substituted by hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, alkyl, alkoxy etc.]  by reacting the phenylpropene with an alkyl nitrite in the presence of a) an alcohol, b) palladium cat. to form 1-phenyl-2,2-dialkoxypropane which is hydrolysed by water to form the phenylacetone.

US 4694107 : Preparation of ketones by isomerization of aldehydes at elevated temperatures over zeolites. Inventors: Hoelderich; Merger; Mross; Fischer.  Assignees: BASF FDR. Issued: Sep. 15, 1987


Synthesis Of Aliphatic & Alicyclic Nitro Compounds; Org. Syn. p 131-132; With NaNO2 or by oxidation of amine
The Alkyl Nitrite Doc - 15-07-95, eleusis, usenet.

Abstracts from Journals
Catalytic oxidation of terminal alkenes to sec ketones using PdCl2: Wacker

Oxidation of terminal alkenes to methyl ketones by 'Jones reagent':
H Rogers, J McDermott, G Whitesides; JOC 40, 3577, 1975.



Growing Acorus Calamus and Trichocereus sp. Ordering from Horus


OTC Solvents FAQ.  version 1.00.


Oxidations in Organic Chemistry - Hudlicky - Permanganate and Peroxy.
New Ways In The Catalytic Epoxidation Of Olefins By Hydrogen Peroxide: Pralus, Lecoq & Schirmann in Fundamental Research in Homogeneous Catalysis vol. 3, ed M Tsutsui, Plenum 1979.


Chemistry of Psychotomimetics by A. T. Shulgin - inc. miscel. Such as kava; extensive references. From "Psychotropic agents, part III", ed. Hoffmeister & Stile, 1982. Chapter 1.

Parsley Oils; Perfumers Flavorist, Vol. 21(4), July/August 1996, p65-67
Perfumer & Flavorist Vol. 19(2), March/April, p72 1994; Progress In Essential Oils

Process For Preparing Aromatic Methylenedioxy Compounds - Brit. Pat. 1518064, (1977)

Process For Preparing Aromatic Methylenedioxy Compounds - Brit. Pat. 1518064, (1977)


Process for 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl-acetone preparation. Eur. Pat. App. 0247526, Filed: 02.12.87; to LARK S.p.a. Milan.
A process for preparing 3,4-dimethoxyphenylacetone is disclosed, which consists in electrolytically epoxidating isoeugenol-methylether in a mixture consisting of water and of a dipolar aprotic solvent, in the presence of Br- ions, and in isomerizing the so-obtained epoxide, in an inert organic solvent, in the presence of catalytic amounts of lithium salts.


Berrang-BD; Lewin-AH; and Carroll-FI: "Enantiomeric alpha-aminopropiophenone (Cathinone): Preparation and investigation." J. Org. Chem. 47 (1982): 2643-2647.

Perpetual Peyote, (net article) By William King


Prep of o-Chloro-benzoyl Chloride (Clarke & Taylor. Org. Syn. Vol ?)
benzoyl chloride from benzaldehyde and chlorine, Ph.CHO + CI2 ?  Ph.COCI + HCI


Usenet description of simple pill press.

Piperine from Pepper.doc

Isolation of Piperine from Black Pepper, Epstein, Netz & Seidel, J. Chem. Educ. Vol. 70(7), 1993, 598-9; Using DCM
Natural products - A Laboratory Guide, 2nd ed.,  Raphael, Ikan, 1991, Acad. Press, Chp. 4, p233, Isolation of Piperine from Black Pepper


Heliotropin - Piperonal, S Arctander, Perfume & Flavour Chemicals, Arctander, NY, 1969, pp 183-184
Synthesis of Heliotropin; Cervený, Kozel and Marhoul, Perfumer & Flavorist, 14, 13-18, 1989.


Growing Magnolia salicifolia; Cinnamomun camphora; Illicium anisatum; Sassafras albidum

Protocatechuic Acid

Organic Syntheses Collective Volume 3, 745-6. Protocatechuic Acid. Prepared by heating vanillin to 245° with KOH


Rec.drugs FAQ by lamont & gnosis


Study on the oxidation of Some Unsaturated Substances by Perbenzoic and Peracetic acids.
II *) By M.m. J Boeseken And G Elsen. ~1929.


Useful notes from - Reduction in Organic Chemistry - M Hudlicky


Reduction in Organic Chemistry - M Hudlicky

Reductive Amination in "The chemistry of the carbonyl group." O H Wheeler, p 530 from " The Chemistry of the functional groups" ed. Patai.

J. Organic Chemistry, 12, 506-9. (1947). Fred W. Hoover and Henry B. Hass. "Synthesis of 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propanol and its methylated derivatives". Condensation of benzaldehyde with nitroethane and reduction of phenyl-nitro-propanol to phenyl-amino-propanol with zinc and HCl, followed of methylation of amino group to give ephedrine.

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, vol. 40(3), 506-508. 1948. Murray Senkus. "Iron Reduction of Some Aliphatic Nitro Compounds".

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As you can see some of these are books that are still available and I may not be able to make them available to you - if any authors of their friends object to me within the next few days.

References to Journal articles


The Ritter Reaction. From the Complete Book of Ecstasy. Ritter & Kalish, A New Reaction of Nitriles.  JACS 70, p 4048-4050 (1948). The Ritter reaction with safrole in acetonitrile has been shown to be unworkable.

New Sources of Natural Safrole, Perfumer & Flavor. Vol. 18, March/April 1993, 20-22.  By J. G. Maia, and Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem, Brazil and C. L. Green and M. J. Milchard

Isolation of Piperine from Black Pepper, Journal of Chemical Education, Volume 70, Number 7, July 1993, 598-599; William W. Epstein, David F. Netzl and Jimmy L. Seidel[2]. [Using DCM]

Isolation of Piperine from Black Pepper, Raphael Ikan. Natural Products, A Laboratory Guide, 2nd ed.; Academic Press: New York, 1991, 233-8. [Using Ethanol]

"Further Improvements In Isomerization Of Olefins In Solvent-Free Conditions"; Synthetic Communications. 23(10). 1379-1384 (1993); Le Ngoc Thach[a], Duong-Lieu Hanh[a], Nguyen Ba Hiep[a], A. S. Radhakrishnab, B.B. Singh[b] and A. Loupy[*c]. Abstract: Isomerization of safrole is performed quasi-quantitatively within 5 minutes at 80°C using KOH Isolated yields of 99% are obtained from 10 g of materials.

A Convenient Synthesis of 1-Aryl-2-propanone Precursors of a-Methyldopa, Synthesis, December 1992, 1229; Zhong-wei An, Rino D'Aloisio, Carlo Venturello, [From epoxidation by tungsto-complex followed by isomerisation with Lithium Iodide.

Salvinorin - The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia Divinorum - D. M. Turner, 1996

schiffs theory.doc
Making amphetamines using Grignard.


The Grignard Reaction with Schiff Bases; Moffett & Hoehn; JACS, 69, 1792-4 (1947)
The Reaction of Grignard Reagents with Schiff Bases; Campbell et al, JACS 70, 3868-70 (1948)


1.  Composition of the Myristicin Fraction from Oil of Nutmeg,  Shulgin, Nature No. 4865, (1963) Jan. 26, 379.
2.  Isolation of Methoxy-eugenol and trans-lsoelemicin from Oil of Nutmeg. SHULGIN &  KERLINGER, Die Natur-wissenschaften 1964, 360-361.
3.  Psychotropic Phenylisopropylamines derived from Apiole and Dillapiole. Shulgin & Sargent. Nature, 215, 1495 (1967)


TOTAL SYNTHESIS, by Strike, 1997


Surfactant Pillared Clays in Phase Transfer Catalysis: A New Route to Alkyl azides from Alkyl Bromides and Sodium Azide, (under microwave) Raiender S. Varma* and Kannan P. Naicker, Tetrahedron Letters 39 (1998) 2915-2918


Practical LSD Manufacture -
Chp 10 - Solvent management
Chp 11 - Keeping out of trouble
Chp 12 - Studies On The Production Of TMA-2; Fester. Including electrolytic oxidation.
Chp 13 - A Few Words Concerning Calamus by Cousin Lester


Alkyl halides from Complete book of E; U P Yours, 1995


Chapter Nine: Tid Bits On Other Highs - LSD, Tryptamines, Up Yours,


The Complete Book of Ecstacy, 2nd Edition, by U. P. Yourspigs, 1995

S Arctander, Perfume & Flavour Chemicals, Arctander, NY, 1969, pp 409-428
Vanillin - Flavouring Agent Extraordinary; P.& E.O.R., September 1961 577
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