4-Dimethylaminopyridine as a catalyst in heroin synthesis.

  • S Klemenc
  • Published 2002 in Forensic science international


In this paper, we describe an acetylating method for fast synthesis of heroin from morphine in the presence of 4-dimethylaminopyridine (4-DMAP) as a catalyst. In the reaction which led to heroin formation, the morphine base was subjected to a solution made up of 4-DMAP (catalyst), methylene chloride (solvent) and acetic anhydride (acetylating agent). We… (More)

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