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MDEA from MDP2P?

ChemistryGhost - 30-7-2012 at 21:02

I was wondering if when you use nitroethane instead of nitromethane, will you get MDEA(3,4-Methylenedioxyethylamphetamine)? When nitromethane is used, it claims MDMA is formed. I'm just wondering if nitroethane can be substituted and if it'll produce MDEA. This information was provided for educational purposes only and information gathered herein should not be attempted in real life.

MDP2P to MDMA Methylman

zoombafu - 30-7-2012 at 22:34


[Edited on 31-7-2012 by zoombafu]

Lithium - 30-7-2012 at 22:41

you would probably get the ethyl analogue of MDMA (why not?), or 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine.

since the reaction effects the amine group ( which is formed from the nitro group being reduced ) and the ketone group , the amine's R chain does not specifically have to be a methyl group, as it is not effected by the reaction.

zoombafu, you beat me by a few minutes

[Edited on 31-7-2012 by Lithium]

ChemistryGhost - 31-7-2012 at 04:42