Research chems, ? about HCL

Discussion in 'Drug Chemistry' started by soulesswizard, May 27, 2006.

  1. soulesswizard

    soulesswizard Member

    Hello just wondering is anyone knows a bit about the chemistry of most common tryptamines that you can buy from chem suppliers, what does the Hydrochloride mean at the end of say Diethyltryptamine HCL, is it still DET?? or something totally different?
  2. abrad84

    abrad84 Member

    Yes it is still DET. It just means it is in its hydrocloride salt form as opposed to freebase.
  3. polymer

    polymer Senior Member

    i've mentioned this before.. freebases are the pure form of alkaloids, which may be converted into HCl salts for stability, both for storage, and/or transport. hydrochloride salts are water soluble, thus dissolve readily in stomach tissue. the HCl component is a separate molecular entity, ionically bonded to the psychoactive component, making it more stable.
  4. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

    it can be thought of as the HCl being like a handle that you attatch to a briefcase. it allows the chemical to sort of be 'grabbed' by water and thus dissolved, as well as allowing you to hang the briefcases on a rack, for storage (rack = linear placement = crystal). it also is like a latch on teh briefcase so that other chemicals cant come along and tear it apart - freebases are unstable

    its not like youre eating hydrocloric acid, which is what you get when you dissolve HCl by itself in water

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