Meth Synthesis W/ephedrine, HI, Red Phosphorus
by Cousin Singe
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All you people who want an easy meth systhesis - They don't exist! You have to know some chemistry. Learn some (yes it takes some discipline) or be doomed to fail.
So, again, this information is posted for information purposes
only. I accept no responsibility for anyone actually using this. If you do
you will be subject to state and federal laws and will be subject to fines
and/or imprisonment. If you are stupid enough to actually manufacture meth
you WILL probably go to prison. This is the 90's.
So to make meth from ephedrine- Using l- or pseudo ephedrine place
1000 gms of ephedrine, 250gms of red phosphorus, and 1000ml of hydriotic
acid in a suitable round bottom flask. Fit the flask with a reflux
condenser and reflux the mixture for 48hrs at 120 degrees C. Add a 10%
solution of sodium hydroxide until the Ph is 14. You should get an oil
layer and a water layer. Separate the oil layer in a separatory funnel and
put it a flask with 3 volumes of water. Rig the flask for distillation and
distill the oil water mixture until the oil is mostly gone (except for
highly colored globs of oil.) In the reciever flask there should be two
layers, an upper oil layer and a lower water layer. Separate the oil layer
and mix it with 10% hydrochloric acid until the Ph is 7.6. evaporate the
water and it will crystallize into methamphetamine hcl.
"We have observed that mixtures containing red phosphorus, iodine and either
concentrated HCl or glacial acetic acid do convert ephedrine to
methamphetamine; however, when the phosphorus is omitted, methamphetamine is
not formed. Ephedrine was reacted with red phosphorus and iodine in refluxing
water, varying the ratios of red phosphorus and iodine; when red phosphorus
and iodine are in excess of ephedrine in a 1:3.8:7.2 molar ratio
(ephedrine:red phosphorus:iodine) methamphetamine is formed and the ephedrine
is consumed in 8 hours."
Anyone have any thoughts, experience with the typical E-RP-HA when the usually
separate step of creating the hydriotic acid is omitted and the three
chemicals are just reacted in refluxing water. It seems like that is what is
being described (along with acid substitution).
1. 30ml bottle tincture iodine containing 2% iodine, sodium iodide 2.4%,
alcohol 47%, rest H20
2. 5 Sinustop Herbal Decongestant tablets containing 60mg crystaline
pseudoephedrine HCl each mixed with some herbal ingrediants. Or 300mg of
ephedrine obtained thru some other method.
3. 5 road flares.
4. Bottle of drain cleaner containg conc. H2SO4
5. Bottle white distilled vinegar
6. Red devil Lye containing sodium hydroxide
7. Spray can of brake cleaner containing 1,1,1 trichloroethylene or 1,1,1
A. Purifying pseudoephedrine:
1. Take the 5 decongestant capsules, empty their contents into a small funnel
with a coffee filter. Pour 50ml of cold water through the filter, and collect
the liquid in a small jar.
2. Add a 1/4tsp of lye to the collected liquid. You
should immediately smell the odor of ephedrine.
3. Put the resultant solution
in another small jar, and add 50ml of brake cleaner, then close the lid and
shake vigorously. Let stand so that the layers seperate.
4. Using a turkey
baster, suck up the bottom brake cleaner layer out of the jar and put it into
a small bowl.
5. Add 50ml of vinegar and heat the resultant mixure over low heat
in a frying pan with 1/2 inch of water. Thus a water bath. Do not use a gas
stove, since the brake cleaner vapors will produce toxic phosgene if there is
contact with a flame. Instead use a hot plate or electric stove at low heat
6. Heat the bowl in the water bath until no more liquid is left. At the
bottom will be a solid layer of a pseudoephedrine acetate.
B. Preparing the red phosphorus:
1. Scrape the red phosphorus off of the caps of the 5 flares and store for
later use. You should get about 0.1g per flare.
C. Preparing the iodine/HI solution:
1. Pour the entire bottle of the iodine tincture into a small ceramic bowl.
Heat on the above type water bath until no more alcohol is left. Let cool, put
in a small polyethylene jar, and add 0.1ml of the H2SO4 drain cleaner. Thats
about 1/4inch of liquid in the end of an eye dropper. This converts the sodium
iodide to HI. You now have a solution of iodine and HI. 2. Add the red
phosphorus, and heat bottle in a water bath until the purple iodine color goes
D. The reaction:
1. Add the pseudoephedrine acetate to the solution of HI/I and phosphorus, and
heat on a water bath for 24 hours.
1. Cool the reaction solution and add 1/2tsp of lye. Take the solution and
perform steps A3-A6. 2. You will end up with methamphetamine acetate that you
can scrape from the bowl.
Congradulations! You have circumvented all of law enforcement and have greatly
contributed to the end of the "drug war". (or contributed to the outlaw of all
flares, iodine tincture, vignegar, drain cleaners, and auto store chemicals
and coffee filters as will happen in the next year)
Best regards, Cousin Singe
If methamphetamine looks waxy or oily, it is probably contaminated
with the HI salt of meth, an oily by-product of the red-phosphorous/HI
reduction of ephedrine--the most prevalent method of clandestine
The HI salt is soluble in acetone, while the HCL salt is only very
slightly soluble. The HI salt could be washed out, basified, and then
precipitated with HCl gas to give methamphetmine HCL.
When completely dry, methamphetamine HCL is soluble in chloroform,
while ephedrine HCL is not. This would provide a convenient method of
[Reference: Skinner, Harry F., "Methamphetamine Synthesis Via Hydriotic Acid/Red Phosphorous Reduction Of Ephedrine," Forensic Science International, Vol 48, 1990, pp. 123-134]