^^Although it may sound like another urban myth, itis actually true that they userocket fuelto make prop-dope. In some cases nitromethane (a component of rocket fuel) is used as a source of methylamine.
None of the nitromethane makes it into the finished product of course, although this is another common myth about where prop-dope gets its kick (some people make the assumption that kick for a rocket=kick for a human I guess).
Also the prop
in "prop-dope" refers to the precursor chemical phenyl-2-prop
anone, which is the "base" from which the methamphetamine
is made (as opposed to [pseudo]ephedrine in the case of ice or crystal or birch-dope). In this case the reaction involves creating a stereo center, and as a result "prop-dope" is an equimolar mixture of the d and l isomers of methamphetamine. This gives the dope its slightly different "flavor" which some prefer.