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How to be sure it's propyl or amyl ?

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Topic created by Jonathan
on Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 10:45

Jonathan said on Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 10:45...

Hello team,

I recently bought online bottles of amyl-based products. I don't buy poppers much but I'm used to having some through my partner and we always have amyl which I love.
However, in my last purchase, I'm pretty sure the smell is propyl but the label and website show it's amyl. I remember having propyl in the past and I hate it.
I'm not here to talk about the shop itself, I thought it was a fun bottle but when looking back I think I was a fool and ordered on a shitty website.

I have no knowledge whatsoever about chemistry, but my main question is, is there an easy way to know exactly what's in the bottle ?
I believe propyl and amyl are very different molecules, but is there a way to test this? Like when you look for the PH in your pool, you know?

I might be a fool again to even ask, but I'm very curious if the bottle is expired or if it's just another liquid inside.

Hoping someone will be able to help me, or be as curious as me.
Thanks guys !

Yeah its me said on Thu, 11 Nov 2021 at 10:01...

Hi Jonathan. Yes i know that feeling of ordering AMyl and getting propyl.

I simply wont order from any site that tries to fob off Propyl.

Any propyl, to me, is a complete waste of time

Billy said on Thu, 11 Nov 2021 at 15:06...

I bet the website you ordered from was Poppers-Aromas!

Funster said on Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 04:18...

I'm curious about this as well. I currently have a bottle of Jungle Juice Black from the local shop and it's actually not bad, but I have no idea what it's made of. I really don't smell much at all when I huff.

MD_bottom said on Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 06:54...

Well, a lot of sites that say they sell Amyl (Pentyl) are really selling Iso-Amyl Nitrite. While you might get a similar physical effect from Iso-Amyl or Iso-Butyl, you won't get the same psychological effect. A good Butyl or Amyl Nitrite will not only relax your muscles, it will make you horny as shit. This is what led to its ban in 1988. It was thought it made guys have risky sex, which it probably did. It's my guess that Iso-Amyl or Iso-Butyl are easier to make than nitrites made with "normal" alcohols. One of the nitrite gurus can correct me if I'm wrong about that.

Amyl is isoamyl said on Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 20:30...

MD Amyl is isoamyl when not other announced. If you want pentyl you must buy pentyl, not amyl or pentyl mixture. And in matter of fact pure pentyl as poppers is very rare and almost never sold. The old times when only n-amyl poppers did exist never was. It was time when poppers was isoamyl nitrite.

Nitritespecialist said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 16:30...

@MD....with lots of personal anecdotal evidence, I would agree with what you have stated. N-amyl(n-pentyl) and n-butyl nitrite have the most mental effects. I would also suggest that n-amyl is more stable, evaporates more slowly(so lasts longer) and doesn't have the same degree of side effects or toxic impurities as might n-butyl nitrite.

Nitritespecialist said on Sat, 13 Nov 2021 at 16:35...

I would suggest that isopentyl(isoamyl) nitrite is easy to differentiate from n-pentyl(n-amyl) nitrite....based on odor. Isoamyl develops an unpleasant odor sooner rather than later, whereas, n-pentyl(n-amyl) does not.

Isoamyl nitrite develops a funky, camphorous, dirty foot odor. It can also trigger a cough reflex.

Jonathan said on Tue, 16 Nov 2021 at 12:58...

@Billy well, actually not, and my partner orders through them regularly, we've never been disappointed so far. We like to change supplier from time to time but Poppers Aromas is on our top list atm

@Funster I thought for a long time Black products were pentyl but I realized sometimes they're amyl, so I always look at the description now

Thank you all for your informative answers, I wish I studied chemistry to dive deeper into the question now!

BigdeeDubba said on Wed, 17 Nov 2021 at 20:23...

These two compounds smell totally different.

Propyl/Isopropyl poppers have a harsh sharp smell, with a faint hint of what i would call vinegar odor.

Amyl on the other hand is smooth and sweet smelling

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