Pharmaceutical chemistry is a very fun and rewarding line of research. Unfortunately, it is probably the most controversial as well. The government is more concerned about drug labs than they are explosive labs, so keep that in mind if you so choose to make anything outlined on this page. I advise you not to make any of the illicit substances outlined on this page; just read through them for a reference.
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Benzocaine - Esterfication of ethanol using PABA (p-aminobenzoic acid)
Procaine Hydrochloride (Novocaine) - Esterfication of 2-diethylamino ethanol using PABA (p-aminobenzoic acid)
Methenamine Hippurate (For urinary tract infections) - Esterfication of Hexamine and hippuric acid
Methaqualone (Quaalude) - Action of acetic anhydride on anthrallic acid