Possible easy drug manufacture
— Posted by paladinpress on 10:06 am on April 10, 2002
I came across this while I sit here trying to write out a old formula I had for chloroform for a different board. I must state that I have never used this method but, the logic and chemisrty of it seeem sound so I will leave it to you guys to try…….
The Opium Poppy FAQ
Category: The Opium Poppy FAQ – Opiate Chemistry
Created: Jun-08-01 04:57 PM
View at: http://www.poppies.org/faq/faq7/1.html
“Can I extract freebase codeine from AC&C tablets”
Yes you can. but it may be illegal to do so in your area.
Note: THIS PROCEDURE WILL ONLY WORK WITH AC&C.
This is a mixture of Aspirin with both caffeine and codeine. These
are easily available in Canada and the UK. If it has acetaminophen
in it it will not work.
Last year someone posted the poor mans guide to Codeine
extraction. While this helped save the liver of many users, the
problem was the caffeine remained, and the end product not
smokable. This guide will show people with some chemistry
experience how to make smokeable freebase codeine.
Aspirin with Codeine tablets. 1000 tabs minimum
Funnels and filter paper (preferably a Buchner funnel for fast
Beakers, Evaporating dishes ETC
5 % phosphoric acid solution.
Put tablets in a very large glass bowl and add the hot 5%
Phosphoric acid solution. The pills will start to disintegrate
immediately. The reason we are using a 5% phosphoric acid instead
of just water is so the phosphoric acid will supplement the
Phosphate in the Codeine phosphate, and to help to increase
extraction. The reason we are using hot water is to get the most
codeine into the water quickly. Most of the aspirin will
precipitate as soon as the mixture is cooled.
When all the pills have dissolved, stir well, cool your mixture to
just above freezing. Filter the mixture. When the water has
drained, take the solids and put it back in the glass bowl. Filter
the solids three times to ensure that all codeine had been removed
from the mixture. Discard the remaining paste, as this is mostly
aspirin, and the codeine is in the water. Note that this step can
be done in an hour or two with a Buchner or vacuum filter. It can
take days with gravity filtration.
You now probably have a large volume of dirty looking water that
you must evaporate down to a manageable volume of say 100 to 150
millilitres. Remember that codeine is sensitive to light and heat.
Codeine sublimates (turns into a gas) at moderate temperature and
light is known to break it down. This means that care is needed
when evaporating the water down.
What you have now is a mixture of codeine, caffeine, some residual
aspirin and phosphoric acid in about 100-150 ml solution Now comes
the fun part.
The next step is to get rid of the caffeine. 1 gram of caffeine
will dissolve in 5.5 ml of chloroform, but it takes 4.5 Litres of
chloroform to dissolve 1 gram of codeine phosphate.
Extraction #1 (caffeine)
Put your mixture in a seperatory funnel. Wash three times with 20
ml chloroform. Making sure to shake and vent thoroughly between
each wash. Remember that chloroform is heavier than water and it
will be the bottom layer. After the three
washes you should be left with 60 ml chloroform that has all the
caffeine from you mixture. This chloroform can be discarded or
kept if you can recover the chloroform.
You now have to make the remaining solution in the seperatory
funnel basic with the addition of NaOH. Bringing it up to 11
should do the trick. As you add the NaOH you will quickly start to
see pure codeine freebase start to precipitate out of the solution
as white crystals.
Do this right in the seperatory funnel, and please remember to
shake and vent the funnel thoroughly as many times as it takes
till there is no more reaction. Don’t be too alarmed if the funnel
get extremely hot due to the chemical reaction, but it may be wise
to slow the rate at which you are adding the NaOH in this case.
Remember how above I told you that it took four and a half Litres
to dissolve 1 gram of codeine phosphate? Now you have pure codeine
freebase floating around the solution in the seperatory funnel ,
and 1 gram of codeine freebase dissolves in 0.5 ml chloroform.
This is 9000 times more soluble than before we added the NaOH.
With the adjusted PH any residual aspirin is not soluble in
Extraction # 2 (codeine)
Do three 10 to 20 Ml washes with chloroform (remember chloroform
is the bottom layer)
And evaporate in an evaporation dish. The chloroform will quickly
evaporate and you are left with codeine freebase the bottom of the
Yield: Approx 7 grams codeine freebase per 1000 pills (with 8mg
C/P per pill)
1. This is not cost effective for anything less than 1000 pills,
3000 -5000 preferred.
2. Several washes of the paste will increase yield. You can tell
by the colour of the water when you have all the goodies.
3. Remember that chloroform is a proven carcinogen; so be thorough
in your work. Make sure evaporation is complete.
4. DCM can likely be used as a chloroform replacement.
5. Remember that this process will not work with acetaminophen,
Tylenol 1,2,3,4 ETC.
It will only work with AC&C. (Aspirin, caffeine and codeine)
6. Wear gloves and glasses when dealing with chemicals. Lab safety
procedures do apply to you.
7. Sodium hydroxide can burn your dick off.
8. Smoking codeine freebase can be extremely addictive.
This is not my file I ran across it on one of my many adventures through the Internet. I do not hold any responsiblity for the file or what you do with the Information…… Is is provided for Educational Intrest only. J.
I’m still working on posting the common methods for chloroform manufacture so bear with me as I have to transpose it by hand
— Posted by paladinpress on 10:24 am on April 10, 2002
This looks like a plce worth taking a look at
http://www.poppies.org/faq/ – link here
— Posted by paladinpress on 12:05 pm on April 10, 2002
I have finished my recipe for chloroform I have a second one that I did not write for time constriant here is the link though
— Posted by Rebo on 12:46 pm on April 10, 2002
if you are able, please post whatever other info you are able to come across. I would love to know more about this (ie-yield, effects of smoking vs oral ingestion, dosage needed, etc). I am no longer anywhere near the canadian border, but if it would be worth it, i’ll take a trip up there! Do you know if they are still putting caffeine in canadian empirin w codeine? If so, will it mess up the extraction? Oh, & cool site-one of the more comprehensive sites on p somniferums I have seen
(Edited by Rebo at 8:43 pm on April 10, 2002)