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thermite

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Hoja Santa
« on: May 10, 2000, 04:52:00 AM »
Since the old board is down and cannot presently been searched...in Total synth II there was a brief mention of the plant hoja santa as a possible source for safrole.  Does anybody have any experience with it? The only experience I have is steaming fish in the leaves, although tasty not very informative.  I really was not sure where to post this so be kind if you can.  Any thoughtful comment is greatly appreciated.  BTW this stuff grows like crazy and spreads perniciously.


Antibody2

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Re: Hoja Santa
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2000, 08:08:00 PM »
What climate do these babies grow in? Are they a perenial or a annual?

I imagine they could be refluxed with ethanol or methanol even DCM for extraction then simply distill results keeping the fraction boiling at 232C.

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thermite

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Re: Hoja Santa
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2000, 08:32:00 PM »

http://www.hepting.com/thebot/prices97.htm

 

This company sells it.  The latin name is piper auritum.  Do a search on the web.