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Cooking Zicam Cough Max down? "Ziggo" What temp DXM breaks down at?
Now swim heard about this method in a chat room. where one takes Zicam cough max and cooks it down to a gelatinous state where one can ball it up and swallow it like a pill. Anyone heard of this? Swim has a bottle of Zicam left he's apt to try this with and make a report. Swim knows DXM breaks down and whould need to cook it low, anyone know the temp DXM breaks down at so he can try this without hurting himself/losing product?
Re: Cooking zicam down? "Ziggo" What temp DXM breaks down at?
Swim couldn't find a specific decomposition temperature, but this page http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6670370.html indicates that they reacted DXM at temperatures between 80°C and 180°C and also that DXM HBr does not decompose (rapidly at least) at it's melting point of 123°C.
In swim's experience of boiling to remove any traces of naptha from his acid/base extractions of cough syrup, boiling does not affect the potency, even quite a hard boil for about 20 minutes.