III. PRODUCTION/MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS OF ABUSE

1. Precursors (Substances Frequently Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs or Psychotropic Substances)

  1. List some precursor chemicals needed to manufacture phencyclidine (PCP).
  2. What analytical techniques are used to analyze safrole, isosafrole, and sassafras oil to differentiate each other?
  3. How do you analyze and differentiate Ephedrine from Pseudoephedrine in a tablet?
  4. Which hallucinogen is likely being produced if indole is reacted with oxalyl chloride and then with anhydrous dimethylamine?
  5. List some common precursor chemicals and the intended product they manufacture.
  6. What similarities do PMK and BMK have and what common reactions do they undergo to produce controlled substances?
  7. What happens if you substitute anethole for safrole in your reaction to make MDMA?
  8. What is a CAS number?

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