Author Topic: amphetamine synth possible meth  (Read 1570 times)

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Kefka

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amphetamine synth possible meth
« on: January 20, 2004, 07:30:00 PM »

http://www.angelfire.com/apes2/kefka/amphetamine.html


is this possible?
give me all of your thoughts on it.

Rhodium

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Nope
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 07:49:00 PM »
No, that procedure is plain silly. A reductive alkylation of PEA/HCHO would give N-methyl-PEA (Ph-CH2-CH2-NH-CH3) not alpha-methyl-PEA  (amphetamine).


Kefka

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what is the difference between N-methyl-PEA...
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004, 07:52:00 PM »
what is the difference between N-methyl-PEA (Ph-CH2-CH2-NH-CH3) and alpha-methyl-PEA  ?

Rhodium

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added methyl group on nitrogen, not carbon
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 07:56:00 PM »
That the added methyl group becomes placed ON the nitrogen, rather than on the carbon atom next to the nitrogen (to create an unbroken three-carbon chain).