Baking Soda as Base?

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  1. PsychicTraveler

    PsychicTraveler Silver Member

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    Does anyone know what would happen if you performed the simple alkaloid extraction found here: http://www.erowid.org/plants/cacti/cacti_chemistry2.shtml

    ...with citric acid for the acid and baking soda for the base?

    Is it possible?
    Is there any possiblity of the procedure resulting in negative/poisonous compounds?

    It seems sodium hydroxide is a bit caustic and hard to obtain.