Extracting Cathinone from Khat

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Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby Peyote Porn » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:42 am

If someone lived somewhere that Khat was legal, would anyone have any idea how to extract cathinone ? Cathinone oxidizes soon after the Khat plant dies, leaving cathine (sp?), a much weaker substance. Any ideas ? Maybe even turn it into methcathinone ? Presuming it was legal ...
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby thenightwatch » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:04 pm

DEFINETELY an iffy topic here, but there is an easier method to methcathinone than to extract from Khat and convert... do some google searches.
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby TheNomad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:59 pm

PP,

the actives are very instable, so an extraction might hasten the breakdown. I have heard of alchoholic extractions, however I don't know if it captured much of the goods or if it's a stable holder. It might also be good to freeze in a brown vial an ethanol extraction.

I've heard methicathone is some bad shit too... A street drug that was so messy that it never made it big.

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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby Peyote Porn » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:03 pm

NomadBotanicals wrote:
I've heard methicathone is some bad shit too... A street drug that was so messy that it never made it big.


Geez, a third rate street drug ... better pass on that.

Actually, a FOAF was gifted a Khat plant. It's growing like a weed, so a FOAF tasted a leaf, and it didn't taste good, so a FOAF was wondering if there wasn't a process which could be performed to both extract and stabilize at the same time. Khat is suppose to bush out well, with trimming, and since 20 gm.s of leaves is the usual dosage, it would be nice to save the actives from the initial "trimmings" until there was enough for a dose ...

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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby TheNomad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:08 pm

wait for it to get big, and chew only the young shoots.
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby Zombiesoul » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:46 pm

The whole trick here is not to let it oxidize in the first place. MAye you should consider steaming the leaves. After all, green tea and black tea come from the same plant with the only difference being steaming to stop enzymatic reactions.

Alcohol does carry the goods. however, being that cathinone is so very unstable, you probavbly most to keep the product very cold. Since high-proof alcohol does not freeze, I recommend all trimming be immediately immersed in cold, high-proof alcohol and then stuck in the freezer.

Since alcohol is neurotoxic, I also recommend you keep a spare brain around for when you damage your original one. :lol:
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby TheNomad » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:38 pm

I was thinking, since it may become surrounded by ethanol, it will be unable to make air contact, which will oxidize it. keep it in a dark glass, if able, too.
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby Invoicedarkstar » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:00 pm

I would try using an ethanol extraction, washing it in xylene, freezing and transforminng back to an akaloid as fast as possible to give it a longer shelf life, but thats just a theory, good luck.
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby Peyote Porn » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:22 pm

Thanks for the input, I'll try it !
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Re: Extracting Cathinone from Khat -

Postby 420_4life » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:58 am

and transforminng back to an akaloid


you dont know what your talking about LMAO

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