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Re-xtalizing Methamphetamine HCl with Methylated Spirits = yellow oil?
« on: May 05, 2013, 09:16:19 PM »
A glass pipe/lightbulb containing a good amount of Methamphetamine HCl was accidentally smashed a short time ago.  Rather than shrug off the loss, the glass shards were collected and submerged in 20ml Methylated spirits.  The label of the metho read "95% ethanol" and it was assumed the only adulterant was methanol.  The solvent left no residue whatsoever when evapped on a glass plate prior to this experiment, but when the methanol from the broken pipe was evaporated, it left behind a yellowish oil and a very tiny amount of crystals.  My first assumption was that it had somehow been freebased, but as far as I'm aware, simply dissolving and re-crystallizing with ethanol shouldn't result in freebase methamphetamine.  In an attempt to rectify the issue, 2ml of methylated spirits was added, and then perhaps 0.1-0.15ml of 30% HCl.  The results are yet to be seen, however I'd like to know if anyone else has encountered this problem, it seemed very strange.

Note: The pipe contained no other residue's and was cleaned religiously with IPA after each use prior to this.

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Re: Re-xtalizing Methamphetamine HCl with Methylated Spirits = yellow oil?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 06:26:23 AM »
Was the methylated spirits left to evaporate slowly, ie without heating, or was it accelerated by applied heat?

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Re: Re-xtalizing Methamphetamine HCl with Methylated Spirits = yellow oil?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 06:55:04 AM »
Without regard to the apparent illegality, might I point out that Methylated Spirits in many locations contains little to no methanol, in this location the clear version is generally 95% ethanol, around 4.9% water and about 0.1% denatonium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denatonium - aka Bitrex).
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