Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:46 AM
SWIM recently embarked on his 1st DMT extraction here in the UK. He hit a few snags gathering all the materials as there seems to be a lot of conflicting advice out there, probably a lot to do with the different products available in the UK/USA/elsewhere. VM&P naptha isn't avaliable here so finding a decent solvent was a real ache. Hopefully the following will save people some effort (and money) when starting out...
In the UK the best naphtha alternative is Colemans camping fuel. SWIM found it evaps quickly and with absolutely no residue. Its not super cheap but its easily available at nationwide outdoor sport shops.
Heres some of the stuff SWIM found recommended on the various forums that isn't worth bothering with:
Zippo lighter fuel: £3 for 125ml and leaves plenty of undesirables
Ronsonol lighter fuel: same as above
Bartoline premium low odour white spirit: available at B&Q, evaps clean but takes FOREVER to do this
winsor & newton artists white spirit: same as above, also MSDS says it contains <2% aromatics which i understand pull out pigments you're not after if you want white DMT
Primus camping fuel: quick evap, easy to find but leaves a greasy residue
Aspen 4T: didnt try as it contains benzine, not for you unless you like cancer
Behlen Naptha: looks like good stuff but not in stock currently, don't know if it ever is plus you'd have to order online with credit card
Also, there doesn't seem to be anywhere in the country that supplies bestine/heptane for recrystalisation. Theres a spanish supplier that will ship to UK but 60euros for about half a litre which sucks! If anyone has got a source please share!