Talk:MDMA Synthesis

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MDMA Synthesis
Chemical Nomenclature
Common names MDMA, Molly, Mandy, Emma, MD, Ecstasy, E, X, XTC, Rolls, Beans, Pingers
Substitutive name 3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine
Systematic name (RS)-1-(Benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine
Class Membership
Psychoactive class Stimulant / Entactogen
Chemical class Amphetamine / MDxx
Routes of Administration

WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity. See responsible use section.

Threshold 20 mg
Light 20 - 80 mg
Common 80 - 120 mg
Strong 120 - 150 mg
Heavy 150 mg +
Total 3 - 6 hours
Onset 30 - 45 minutes
Come up 15 - 30 minutes
Peak 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Offset 1 - 1.5 hours
After effects 12 - 48 hours

DISCLAIMER: PW's dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.

This synth requires a basic understanding of Organic Chemistry (Instructions include How-To use the lab equipment required) and access to a few somewhat difficult to obtain materials. This synth makes 15g of pure MDMA Crystals.

Lab Equipment

  • 24/40 500mL Round Bottom Flask, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 1000mL Round Bottom Flask, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 250mL Round Bottom Flask, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 Condenser, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 Distillation Adapter, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 Vacuum Adapter, Ground Glass Joints
  • 24/40 Thermometer Adapter, Ground Glass Joints
  • 0-300C Laboratory Thermometer
  • 24/40 3-Way Adapter
  • 3 Ten Inch Chemistry Stands
  • Digital Hotplate/Magnetic Stirrer
  • Teflon Coated Magnetic Stir Bar
  • Glass Water Aspirator
  • Boiling Stones
  • 10 ft Vaccum Tubing
  • Vaseline
  • Pyrex 100ml Beaker
  • 10 Quart Mason Jars
  • Three Beam Analytical Balance
  • Ph Pen
  • Ax
  • Shovel
  • Sharp Knife
  • Colander
  • 1qt Steel Pot
  • Separatory Funnel
  • Turkey Baster
  • 3 Extention Clamps
  • Clamp Fastener
  • Dry Pan
  • Cheesecloth

Chemicals and Reagants

Buy more than listed, that way mistakes can be easily fixed!

Some measurements listed here are slightly overshot for this very reason

  • Tide Detergent
  • Lots of Water (Boiled)
  • Lots of Sassafras Root Bark(See Preparation)
  • 350ml Dimethylformamide
  • 120g p-Benzoquinone
  • 2g Palladium Chloride
  • 5oom Methylene Chloride
  • 1g HgCl2 Salt
  • 5l Everclear
  • 10ml Magnesium Sulphate
  • 31.45% Muriatic Acid HCL
  • 100% NaOH
  • 500g Ammonium Chloride
  • 500g Paraformaldehyde
  • Peanut Oil
  • 500ml Xylene


Lab Setup

  1. First off, make sure your lab has access to running water for the aspirator to make use of, water runs through it to create a vacuum inside of the distillation apparatus.
  2. Start by arranging your stands beside one another, then Place your clamps at a decent height, enough for an oil bath to fit under your flask.
  3. Clamp your 500ml Round Bottom Flask to the left stand around the neck of the Flask.
  4. Grease the tops of the joints of the Flask and the 3-way adapter and connect. then twist.

How to grease joints: Media:DistillGrease.jpeg

Diagram of 3-way adapter being connected: Media:3WayAdapterDistill.jpeg

  1. Grease the connections between the adaptor and the Condenser, then connect and twist. Secure condenser with clamp and stand.

Diagram of the condenser being connected: Media:CondencerDistill.jpeg

  1. Grease and connect the Vaccum adapter, then the 250ml Round Bottom Flask.
  2. Ensure everything is tight and add clamps to ensure nothing moves.

What your setup should look like: Media:VaccumDistill.jpeg

  1. Now you know how to put the Pieces together, you will need to occasionally add and remove or swap parts out, this will be explained further as we go along.


  1. The reason the Ax and shovel are listed is so that you can dig and cut your own segments of sassafrass root. This synth requires a good deal of sassafrass root, so start by collecting a lot of roots and then skin the bark with the sharp knife.
  2. Place the shredded bark into mason jars and save it for later
  3. Before starting I recommend cleaning everything with Tide detergent and warm water, making sure you have PLENTY of time to complete. A weekend should be ideal.

Extraction of Sassafrass Oil

  1. Start by placing all of your shredded bark into a colander over a quart steel pot, run water over the bark sifting it to wash it, then let it sit and dry completely. DRYING CAN TAKE WEEKS
  2. Empty and clean the 1 qt pot, place the shredded bark inside and fill with water just above the bark. Cook at 25C for 6+ hours.

This step is a little, well, cheap but It's a lot easier than some other more advanced methods so I feel it would be best suited for this Synth as it's oriented towards people that have never touched so much as a flask in their lives.

Distillation for MethylAmine.HCl

  1. As always, clean all equipment and make sure you have plenty of time available
  2. Set up your Distilling Apparatus WITHOUT the Vacuum Aspirator, This is just a simple distillation, if you need help I recommend reading "The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual" By Zubrick, It's listed as the third reference on this page.

Indigo (talk)

See also