A-oil Amphetamine oil is used in one reaction of a pot to synthesize amphetamine, but it is difficult to isolate and clean the drug. When heated with formic acid, N-formylamphetamine forms a mixture of phenylactone and formamphetamide which produces amphetamine hydrochloride in hydrolysis. The oily fluid of amphetamine is produced after neutralization with a milder base.

The amphetamine oil is then distilled by steam to obtain pure amphetamine. A sulfuric acid is then used to treat the basic amphetamine to get crystalline salt.

A Oil Molecular Structure

Molecular structure of amphetamine

Molecular formula: C9H13N
Molecular weight: 135.2


Amphetamine is a CNS stimulant that causes hypertension and tachycardia with feelings of increased confidence, sociability and energy. It suppresses appetite and fatigue and leads to insomnia. Following oral use, the effects usually start within 30 minutes and last for many hours. Later, users may feel irritable, restless, anxious, depressed and lethargic.

It increases the activity of the noradrenaline and dopamine neurotransmitter systems. Amphetamine is less potent than methamphetamine, but in uncontrolled situations the effects are almost indistinguishable. The S-isomer has greater activity than the R-isomer. It is rapidly absorbed after oral administration.

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