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How to make ecstasy

Recipes for manufacture of ecstasy on the Net

Synthesis of MDMA
on Hyperreal. This is the best place to start. It gives an overview and goes on to details with links to other sites. It states: "MDMA can be made relatively easily from available precursors. Synthesis instructions exist which can be followed by an amateur with very little knowledge of chemistry. However, people with less than 2 years of college chemistry experience would probably not be capable of successfully synthesising MDMA, and would either botch it in the best case or kill themselves in the worst case."

PIHKAL (Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved) Part 2: The Chemical Story, by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin. Includes the synthesis of MDMA (from several precursors) along with 168 other drugs.

A recipe for MDMA synthesis taken from alt.drugs said to be from a chemical journal

Bromosafrole Method, said to be an alternative to the Ritter Reaction

Recipe books whose details are on the Net

Mail Order bookshops whose catalogues includes books on how to manufacture illicit drugs including MDMA. Loompanics, P.O. Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368. (206) 385 2230 and Mind Books. Also Books By Phone, P.O. Box 522, Berkeley, CA 94701. (800) 858 2665.

Synthesis Books publisher of The Complete Book of Ecstacy, judged by manufacturers to be the best book on how to make MDMA. The manufacturers interviewed rated this as by far the best, saying it contains useful tips that took ages to find out from experience. It is available from Synthesis Books, PO Box 610341, Birmingham, Alabama 35261 USA.

Total Synthesis. New book on how to make ecstasy and similar compounds, including uncontrolled precursors. Looks good to me, but I am no chemist. 145 pages. The site gives ordering details, but also available from Mind Books.

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