Why does it smell like vinegar ?

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  1. searcher

    searcher Gold Member

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    Black tar.
     
  2. mattp

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    to make black tar heroin, opium is usually refluxed with acetic
    anhydride. acetic anhydide smells a lot like vinegar.. in fact, acetic
    anhydride combined with water makes acetic acid, which is in vinegar.
     
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    Thats interesting. Does anybody know if it's possible to extract the acetic anhydride from vinegar? From what I hear, it's difficult to obtain it.
     
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    well, SWIM guesses if you set up a condensor to collect the water
    (anhydride = no water) you could form it by heating it up to ~300'C on
    a hotplate. SWIM's not sure if that would work though, just speculation.
     
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    Does anybody else know if this will actually work? You see, swim's friends' distant cousins' younger brothers' friends' dad has recently came across a QP (4oz) of fresh, untreated Opium tar and is willing to hook up swim for reliable info to make it as potent as possible. Since I am a very close friend of mine, I would really like to find out for him. Edited by: jrock0069