Good evening all
I'm hoping we can get a bit of discourse going. There seems to be an awful lot of confusion and speculation on the matter, but I couldn't find anything specifically addressing this issue already here, and certainly nothing convincing, or even evidence-based, anywhere online.
There are essentially two parts to this enquiry:
1. Can anyone definitively suggest what causes the two main distinguishable crystal structures of ketamine
To give a starting suggestion;
- Is there any correlation of crystal shape with R and S enantiomers?
- Is it entirely down to the method/speed of crystallisation?
If anyone is unsure what I'm referring to here, see this image:
2. It seems quantifiable that S and R (and by extension, racemic) Ketamine produce significantly different subjective (and pharmacological) effects. Can anyone, again preferably with some degree of definitiveness, suggest the qualitative differences in the experience?
- A caveat to this question: In the UK market at least, are both R- and S+ Ketamine available on the black market? Or is it all racemic? A pigeon that my neighbour was talking to, a well seasoned user, said he felt certain that he's consumed Ketamine with the subjective differences that could be attributed, perhaps, to different mixtures of Racemic Ketamine, or indeed, individual R- or S+ compounds. Some trips, he said, have been noteably clear-headed, euphoric and analgesic, where others have been far more sedative and confused.
1. Where do the different shapes come from?
2. When ingested, what's the difference?!