During MDMA synthesis by Leuckart …
(Leuckart-Wallach Reaction); ..
Dutch and Belgian criminal groups remain the most important producers and traffickers of synthetic drugs in the EU. The large-scale production of synthetic drugs appears to be linked to a small number of interconnected OCGs, which share and exchange knowledge, resources and expertise. Dutch and Belgian criminal organisations possess the most advanced production capabilities. Investigations have shown that prominent criminal groups are involved in the production of several drugs, typically MDMA, amphetamine and, less frequently, methamphetamine. Since 2000, OCGs have been active in the Belgian–Dutch border region, setting up synthetic laboratories, sometimes combined with cannabis cultivation (Belgium: Reitox, 2015, quoting Smet et al., 2013). Some of the Dutch OCGs producing synthetic drugs have also established themselves as important suppliers on the online market. The methamphetamine produced by Dutch OCGs is mainly intended for export to Australia and New Zealand. MDMA is also trafficked in large quantities to these destinations. Furthermore, it is known that Dutch OCGs have provided expertise on methamphetamine synthesis to OCGs in India.
This gives MDP2P, which was then subjected to a Leuckart reaction.
Chemical transformations occurring in an organism from the time a nutrient substance enters it until it has been utilised and the waste products eliminated. In animals and humans, digestion and absorption are primary steps, followed by a complicated series of degradations, syntheses, hydrolyses and oxidations, in which agents such as enzymes, bile acids and hydrochloric acid take part. These transformations are often localised with respect to the organs, tissues and types of cells involved.