This tek aims at getting mescaline out of the cactus without using a non-polar solvent.
Starting from resin.
The resin is mixed with lime and some water to make a paste - this is allowed to react for a while
Acetone is added - stirred or shaken and left for a while
The solution is filtered thru a coffee filter
Hcl is added to the acetone and the precipitate filtered out - if any forms
the acetone(now contaminated with water and hcl) is evapped
The final resin like product has bands of xtals in it - this is washed with hot acetone
The remaining stuff is dried or picked up with water - then dried - its tan in color and bitter as all hell
It doesnt smell much if the hot acetone wash is done - that acetone leaves such a stinky product when evapped.
Replacing the acetone with ipa may be a good idea and may lead to a cleaner product.
I noticed some of the non mesc alkaloids are hygroscopic in nature as hcl salts - i think separating the mesc from the non mesc - making the non mesc into a solid salt form then combining would be the ultimate purist approach - a dry xtalline mixed pedro extract.
Edited by hyphaenation, 11 February 2010 - 01:19 AM.