Diethyl Ether

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Diethyl Ether ((C2H5)2O) is a highly flammable solvent with anesthetic and dissociative effects when inhaled. It was synthesized first in the late 1200's and has been used recreationally among Polish peasants since the late 19th century. More recently, it gained popularity in the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" which depicted Hunter S. Thompson experiencing the strange fiendishness of Diethyl Ether's intoxicating properties, sometimes called "Ethermania". Liquid Diethyl Ether can be obtained in pure form which greatly reduces negative effects.

Most negative effects result from impure diethyl ether being extracted from lighter fluid or other sources. The harmfulness and experiences related to these other unknown chemicals cannot distinguished from brain damage occurring. Avoid these awful effects by only obtaining pure chemical grade 99%+ pure Diethyl Ether.

Also note that most pure Diethyl Ether contains some amount of BHT as a stabilizer to prevent explosions and fires. BHT's effects when inhaled are unclear as it is a FDA approved food additive but there is conflicting research on the substance.


Duration

As Diethyl Ether is huffed continuously by its users, the effects are felt immediately

Inhaled
Onset immediatley
Total 1 hour
After-effects 2-48 hours (dose-dependent)

Effects

Harm Reduction

  • Huff only PURE diethyl ether as all self extractions contain harmful other chemicals.
  • Diethyl Ether is incredibly flammable so keep it away from flames
  • To avoid explosions store it in a dark colored bottle in a freezer/refrigerator.
  • The lethal dose is far beyond the dose that would cause one to vomit and lose consciousness, but huff slowly taking breaks frequently.
  • Don't inhale ether if you don't want to smell like gas for the following 24 hours. It seeps out of your skin and mouth.

See Dissociative Harm Reduction for general information.

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