That’s really interesting, I was under the assumption that the flesh-eroding properties were due to either dirty synthesis or cuts, but it seems you’re suggesting it’s a property of the drug itself? Or am I reading that incorrectly?
Oh! I wasn’t asserting a reason as to why krokodil does what it does.
I remember reading that many chemists dismissed the claims that the drug had made the jump over to the U.S. because gangrene can be caused by more than just krokodil, as I’m sure you know. Plus, they couldn’t pinpoint a key chemical that’s found in krokodil in these supposed krokodil cases. Desomorphine, I think.
Though, checking up on it now, krokodil being in the U.S. may just be media hype. It makes sense as to why it would be more prominent in Russia than the United States. Still, it seems like a pretty intense drug regardless.
But yes. ;) I learned quickly in college that chemistry isn’t my niche. I’m sorry if I possibly presented any wrong info or swayed by biased media.
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