Hey, I found this patent on Heroin-Synthesis and thought id post it here just for fun. Not that one should try to do this. Would be illegal and man its drugs ... dont do drugs.
The common way of making Heroin is processing morphine base with Acetic anhydride at elevated temperatures for a minimum of several hours to several days (there alre like 10 methods).
The patent shows a way to make heroin from morphine base within 6 minutes at room-temperature. Basically it is mixing three chemicals: dichloromethane, 4-DMAP (4-Dimethylaminopyridine) and acetic anhydride with morphine base. This mixture is left standing at room temperature for 6 minutes. This yields a 99% H (99% of the morphine is converted to H).
It sounds realy interesting. The thing is the chemicals.
- Dichloromethane ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichloromethane ) is not easy available.
- 4-DMAP ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-Dimethylaminopyridine ) should be the most difficult to get.
- Acetic anhydride ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetic_anhydride ) is very very difficult to get cause it is monitored due to its use in heroin manufacture. It can be synthesized though: http://www.erowid.org/archive/rhodiu...nhydrides.html
IF one could buy them easily the prices would be:
- Morphine base could be extracted from pills, which are relatively easy to get.
acetic anhydride: 7.80 EUR / 100ml
dichloromethane: 7,95 EUr / 250ml
4-DMAP: NO IDEA
I thought Id post it here, maybe someone finds it interesting.