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Neurotransmitter/drug layers of the brain theory of human evolution publication

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- Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:11:57 EST hco8bDfO No.79049
File: 1523225517087.jpg -(12168B / 11.88KB, 313x161) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Neurotransmitter/drug layers of the brain theory of human evolution publication
About 8 years ago i read this article or theory or whatever, and it talked about how each substance/neurotransmitter influenced the evolution of human beings aswell as formed a new layer of their brain.

For example, it said that the base layer of the brain correlated with opiates and was like being in the womb and compared it to comfort and the very inner layer of the brain.
Then the next layer was alcohol and GABA saying that it formed the part of our brain that was used for socializing and stuff like that
Then the next layer was for dopamine and amphetamines and stuff like that used for creating and building things.
And it went on from there. I've looked everywhere to find this publication just so i could reread it because it popped into my head. I consider myself a pretty good googler but after hours of searching i couldn't find it for the life of me.

If anyone else remembers this publication, could they point me in the right direction?

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Polly Tootcocke - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:05:31 EST 8eK2pPPB No.79077 Reply
completely fucking retarded nonsense.
Cyril Tillinggold - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:51:54 EST zi8Fqzy7 No.79078 Reply
this shit dumbb nigga

question regarding unusual substitutions

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!57aon8jsJ2 - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:28:12 EST 7gSriUk/ No.79094
File: 1524803292499.jpg -(731734B / 714.58KB, 1836x3264) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. question regarding unusual substitutions
OK so /chem/ i purchased some drugs online but instead they sent me 98% para-hydroxy-cinnamic acid. what id like to know is can i use this despite only being 98% could i use this in the same way as people use acetic anhydride to add acetyl groups to open hydroxy positions specifically in opis at the 3,6,or 14 hydroxy positions? if not is it useful for really anything?

pic related the 25 grams of para-hydroxy-cinnamic acid
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bress - Sat, 12 May 2018 05:21:32 EST l33iXC6t No.79104 Reply
wouldnt the carboxyl chloride then attack the phenolic functionality on the HO-cinnamic acid?
i reckon extremely low concentrations of the acylation agent compared to the substrate eg morphinnnnee would reduce the ammount of polymerizedd bullshit.
Bombastus Werrywag - Mon, 14 May 2018 00:18:56 EST +BoDDLT6 No.79105 Reply
excuse high and drunk facilitated retardation because i didn't read "para hydroxy" for some weird reason. just protect it using a benzoyl group or some sort of ether.

How much life can you create with ten bullets?

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- Mon, 14 May 2018 02:08:41 EST PQH37avw No.79106
File: 1526278121944.jpg -(48387B / 47.25KB, 324x499) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How much life can you create with ten bullets?

I just realised this maddening little game is a pretty good model for the kind of self-perpetuating chemical reactions that Fritjof Capra put forward as being the origins of life in The Web Of Life...
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:03:31 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79128 Reply
None. Unless you count natural processes governing decay.

Drug neurochemistry documentaries

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- Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:23:36 EST 7ZJCs00x No.78974
File: 1516148616630.jpg -(155468B / 151.82KB, 599x954) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Drug neurochemistry documentaries
Does anyone know of any good documentaries about how different drugs effect the brain? Not scare factor "durgs r bad", I'm looking for something about the chemical reactions in an unbiased setting. Something that gets deep into, from ingestion to end of effect, how it metabolises, stores in the body, what endorphins and neurotransmitters things release and what effect that has.

It's a shot in the dark, but drug neurochemistry is an odd hobby/interest of mine and I figure this might be one of the most niche forums that I could ask.
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Basil Goodbury - Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:23:27 EST fVK4vDOO No.79005 Reply
If you want peer reviewed scientific information, then refer to the literature.

Start with some basic reviews of current neurochemistry and pharmacodynamics. These are targeted at interpreting the current state of the field.

Go Real

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- Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:02:50 EST k7AMcD44 No.78992
File: 1518102170395.jpg -(1437987B / 1.37MB, 3264x2448) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Go Real
How feasible is molecular crafting? More specifically, can we negate global warming by vacuuming up greenhouse gasses and replacing them with nitrogen/oxygen, whatever would be needed to maintain current climate conditions?
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A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:00:44 EST H2dReURr No.79042 Reply
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Fuck it, here's a hint. Race ya to the patent.
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:06:30 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79130 Reply
If I patent oxygen producing algae, will you stop telling the patent office joke?

Tasters Choice

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- Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:06:18 EST p1bUdm0a No.79030
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Would this be the expected presentation of a patient who consumed several ounces of sulferic acid?
Cornelius Siffingbanks - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:52:08 EST +0GOZxpM No.79031 Reply
pretty sure that's just a guy who huffed spray paint

GBL synth

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- Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:47:56 EST UXNYhWzG No.79011
File: 1520617676505.jpg -(18221B / 17.79KB, 474x192) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. GBL synth
Everytime. Every fucking time I try and synthesize GBL using the Sandmeyer reaction, the temperature skyrockets up to 40c and a bunch of foam forms atop the post reaction mix. I've used many different brands of HCl, GABA, and Sodium Nitrite. I've even begun to use a mini freezer to perform the reaction. And yet everytime the temperature goes up to 40 - 50 degrees Celsius. What in the hell am I doing wrong? I am following all of the instructions, but it's impossible to keep the reaction below 2 degrees C, and to stop the foam from developing, even with a goddamn mini freezer. The rate at which I add the HCl does not seem to matter. The amount of stirring doesn't seem to make a difference either. Could anybody help a complete amateur out?
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press !//CEObOMBY - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:28:47 EST OJvL+al/ No.79017 Reply
what scale are you running it on?
got any notes?
Q !57aon8jsJ2 - Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:13:55 EST 7gSriUk/ No.79093 Reply
heres an idea. instead of using that reaction why not do an easier synth? i just found a gbl synth thats one step and two ingredients.

Go buy some THF (tetrahydrofuran) a pretty common solvent. then use a strong oxidizer like what i read says to use aqueous sodium bromate but idk if theres anything actual special about that oxidizer or if pretty much any equally strong oxidizer would work. the THF then forms GBL in a one step one pot reaction.
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:09:22 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79131 Reply
I prefer ethyl-alcohol, 40 proof.
Oh no, you're infrastructure is collapse.
I mean seriously, this is ridiculous.

CBN degradation synthesis from THC distillate

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- Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:41:53 EST xJMHFoUR No.78945
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How would one go about a conversion synthesis of Cannabinol (CBN) from 98% pure delta9-THC distillate? Is there an economic method to do such a thing without an expensive lab or advanced chemical skills?
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Aureolus Werrywag - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:49:33 EST 9mdhBiEz No.78952 Reply
damn work IP changes.
Ernest Snodway - Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:23:47 EST GuCmmZOd No.79008 Reply
THC synthesis from gerinol and citral is actually a relatively simple process and the weird thing about that is that I grow really dank geraniums, I've been selectively breeding them for years as a hobby. What a lucky coincidence right?
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:11:57 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79133 Reply
cannabinoid chemistry is frustrating to think about for me, personally

Incompetent Physics Professor

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- Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:30:51 EST MsJwbibf No.78977
File: 1516318251029.jpg -(32669B / 31.90KB, 480x328) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Incompetent Physics Professor
Sup /chem/,

I'm taking general physics 2 this semester and I have the same professor I had for physics 1. Now it's just algebra-based, and I've been through calculus, so I was able to breeze through Newtonian mechanics and all that. However this semester is about electromagnetism, circuits, and optics. All topics I have zero exposure to. Now the professor is new to teaching at the college level, his experience is teaching middle-schoolers. He is very (obliviously) condescending and talks to his class of adults like they are 12. He constantly makes sexist or racist jokes (but on the fence enough to not get in trouble) and is always ranting about his personal life or past experiences. When he finally does an actual problem on the board he always struggles with basic spelling and arithmetic, and often fundamentally misunderstands the physics concept he is trying to teach. Several times last semester I had to quietly approach him after class and explain how everything he lectured that day was flawed and the next lecture he would try to fix his fuckup but he ended up just giving everyone lots of freebies on the exams.

My concern is that in this new semester of material I will not get a good exposure or foundation in these topics and might be lost in future courses. Especially electricity and circuits, I really want to learn more about that. I am worried he will teach me some fundamental concepts backward or something. Other than pre-reading the text before class what would you guys recommend to get through this course when the professor is a complete idiot and in my opinion not qualified?
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Augustus Fingerworth - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:29:09 EST MsJwbibf No.78985 Reply

im going into PT so i wont need any more physics or math. most coursework is in biology
Ian Pillernig - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:51:12 EST MsJwbibf No.78987 Reply
so this professor has called out of work the past 3/4 classes. not sure if he is even coming back next week. also the last lecture i had the sub was flushed, had red eyes, mumbled really quietly to himself, and when i approached him, reeked of vodka. so basically i am teaching myself about charges and electric energy and shit
Polly Pottingcocke - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:18:48 EST a9li1sY3 No.78988 Reply
LOL. Where is this. I'm unemployed, and could definitely be a sub there.

Is ethanol really that easy?

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- Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:30:04 EST cTRcFZHN No.78981
File: 1516671004570.png -(68997B / 67.38KB, 1188x464) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Is ethanol really that easy?
I haz a question, /chem/: can I use regular rubbing alcohol for this extraction? I am a brainlet but I would really like to try this without pucking my guts out.

Also do you prefer acids or bases?
Angus Drollerchut - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:56:39 EST vEkGw4n0 No.78982 Reply
isopropanol is quite a bit more polar than diethyl ether. I don't think it would work. You could buy xylenes from a hardware store though.
!scyTheNg3k - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:05:11 EST hBAZGxou No.78986 Reply
idk who tf wrote that but it's bad sorry to say. here's a real tested tek:

>(all steps to be done under a red photographic light)

>1.) 8 kg of HBWR seeds are ground to a fine powder with the assistance of dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

[note: cold makes the seeds brittle, good for grinding]

>2.) to the seeds is added a chilled (30*F) acidic methanol (80% MeOH/DH2O) solution of tartaric acid (saturated). the ammount needed is just enough to cover
the powder with 1cm of fluid and is allowed to stand cold for 24 hours in the dark. more acidic methanol may be added as the seed powder absorbes it.

>3.) after 24 hours the methanol is removed by vaccume to compleate dryness. the seeds are then made into a slurry with DMF/DCM and loaded into a large column,
the DMF/DCM is allowed to drain through and more is added until test drops evapurate with no residue. save the DMF/DCM filtate.

tartaric acid and lots of other undesirable crap dissolves in DMF/DCM, but salts, including LSA tartrate, do not. we convert the LSA to a salt and then remove excess tartaric acid and most other soluble components of the seed.

>4.) the residual DMF/DCM is then removed by vaccume and the seed powder loaded back into the column and filled with chilled MeOH and allowed to stand for 2hr before
draining. this is repeated 4 times and the methanol extracts combined, filtered and reduced under vaccume to a small volume. cold ether is added to the methanol solution
untill cloudiness does not dispell and is placed in a very cold fridge for the crystals to set overnight. save this solution. this should afford 6-10g mixed LAA's as the tartarate salt.

ok the seed powder is wet with DMF/DCM, so we want to get rid of that before extracting with methanol; when that's done, we extract the powder four times with cold methanol, combine extracts, reduce "to a small volume" and add diethyl ether to precipitate LSA crystals.

tbh i'm not sure what happens to the DMF/DCM filtrate, i can only assume he just wants to recover his solvents. DMF/DCM is probably a 1:1 mixture. note recovery is 0.1% of seed weight so if you only have 10g of seeds you're gonna get back about 10mg of LSA which is a few (active) doses but also a very very small amount of chemical, practically impossible to work with if we're being honest
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:14:30 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79134 Reply
Tastes like envelope sticky stuff.

Newtons law

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- Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:10:12 EST vpcNyXDE No.78940
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I'm lost on this physics question please help
Caroline Druttingham - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:09:42 EST bd1Er6gm No.78984 Reply
2 forces, force of gravity Fg down and air resistance Fair up combine to form Fnet. Newton's 3 Laws says Fnet = mass * acceleration which is given as a=2m/s^2. So Fnet = 1.0kg * 2.0m/s^2 = 2.0 N. Force of gravity is Fg = mass * g where g is 9.8m/s^2 so Fg = 1.0kg * 9.8m/s^2 = 9.8N. Fg - Fair = Fnet so Fair = Fg - Fnet = 9.8N - 2.0N = 7.8N.
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:24:44 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79135 Reply
Tell your instructor that you had to go to a chemistry message board in order to even understand his question on Newtonian Mechanics. I think that's unfairly difficult.

Dutchsinse mentioned the chan websites so I'm gonna post

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- Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:14:28 EST LvZjcpdi No.78972
File: 1516068868667.jpg -(181810B / 177.55KB, 1200x986) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Dutchsinse mentioned the chan websites so I'm gonna post
I've been watching a cool youtube channel about plate tectonics affecting earthquake and volcanoes. Largely from seeing how they can effect the weather and cause massive climactic changes that significantly effected peoples in the far ancient past....anyway he mentioned telling people on the future about it. I don't go to the future anymore because its all porn and you can't have a meaningful conversation, whereas 420chan you can and people here tend to be woke a f as well as baked a f. I am currently ripped and decided to post it here along with an obscure Byzantine meme.
Katsuragi !/pe1aKvMmQ - Thu, 24 May 2018 22:26:38 EST 4Q6JexVr No.79136 Reply
All of your chans are ridiculous. Not even funny, bad simulation. I don't like it.


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- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:12:19 EST +YUSEic8 No.78910
File: 1510971139080.jpg -(153912B / 150.30KB, 800x640) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Alternatives...
I've been on 420chan for a long time, and so i ask this with respect. Is there a better place that some of the more serious chemists here talk about things?

Not to hate on 420chan but I feel like there may be better places to discuss chemistry with people who are like minded. Perhaps IRC?
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press !AX.nZBombY - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:08:50 EST urbKaVqv No.78956 Reply
are you sure its unregulated and unwatched? that seems suspicious.
in germany we have multiple watch lists, some of which are "volunatrily" followed by suppliers.

id love me some, all youd need would be some hydrogen and Pd, but ill stick with postponing my "mescaline from baking aroma, antiseptic and rc fuel" pipedream for now
Bombastus Werrywag - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:46:24 EST uvAHW/WE No.78963 Reply
Yes. It's not specifically banned by anything I know of. He's been slowly taking a few mgs from it from work every every week and throwing it in a pile at his house. I can tell him to sell it on ebay or on his local craiglist, too. Probably among some other research chemicals used for plastics and vinyls as he does that for a hobby in his barren wasteland of a house in my barren wasteland of a town in the giant barren wasteland that is Canada.
Cornelius Bunham - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:17:09 EST hBAZGxou No.78967 Reply
Learn to speak Russian

Mercury Storage

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- Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:11:36 EST UniRKo9r No.78958
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sup /chem/

I have a small elements collection and I needed to know about the storage of a small amount of mercury...

I have (attached) glass vial bought from Hobby Lobby for like 2$. I am wondering if it would hold a small amount of mercury. We're talking 5mL maximum, probably less (may fill up an inch of the bottom of the vial). The top glass cork will be wrapped with a few layers of parafilm from my lab. It will be on a sort of "display" shelf, not behind any glass but out of reach to be knocked over. I am more worried about the vapors that could possibly form over time than any spillage.

Any input would be appreciated,
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press !AX.nZBombY - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:20:50 EST 4D6UnT/b No.78960 Reply
id get a thinner container to let it show more of its shiny toxicity, and maybe get something threaded. doesnt look as chemistry-y but itd be much more convenient

you could store it under mineral oil to reduce oxidation and evaporation

i am neurotox man //
410,757,864,530 DEAD CHEMISTS
Bombastus Werrywag - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:42:53 EST uvAHW/WE No.78961 Reply
get yourself these

and seal the ends using a propane torch. look up "ampoule sealing"

That way you can still play around with the mercury in a fun size. When not in use, wrap the test tube in a piece of aluminum foil coated bubble wrap insert. If the mercury escapes, it'll go right into the aluminum which will make it less hazardous as it's a mercury capture mechanism. For spills, use powdered sulfur. You can buy that on ebay in like 100g quantities.
Cornelius Dummlelare - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:26:09 EST UniRKo9r No.78965 Reply
Thank you for the replies. I ordered myself some of the shown test tubes and am not sure how long they will take to arrive to me. I currently have a very small amount (barley covering the bottom) held in the glassware shown, with several layers of parafilm and it is being kept outside. I believe this should sufficiently hold until I am able to make ampules.


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