I have noticed some comments in the forum floating about regarding Chinese Poppers and that has prompted me to make a post here about our research into Chinese Poppers. Note:- I also deleted the specific topic as I don't want people to be using stuff that is potentially very unsafe. I hope I will cover everything here.
We ordered some isobutyl from China several times to test the consistency and quality and the results varied a great deal.
One of the first things we did with the sample was to 'dry' with anhydrous magnesium sulphate to make sure there wasn't any moisture in the poppers before we started testing. Below you will see two pictures. One picture is showing what Isobutyl nitrite is supposed to look like which is a pale yellowish clear liquid. The other picture of the bright orange liquid is what we got from China-It was so full of containments that when we tried to dry it it started a reaction and turned it noxious and bright orange in seconds. The other mixture was from an EU/US supplier that tested perfectly ok and free from moisture and containments. The difference is more than likely that the US/EU manufacturers do use the pure food grade chemicals to make their products and the Chinese use the lower grade industrial chemicals that contain all sorts impurities, which are not fit for humans to be exposed to.
This blog and forum is not for one particular manufacturer of poppers so any decent EU/US manufacturers are welcome to contribute to this blog and we strongly encourage that but as a responsible person I cannot allow links from this site to products which we have evidence are not made in the correct way and are potentially unsafe.
If you want a quick snapshot of the kind of thing I am taking about the CLICK HERE and read the article about the Chinese fake drugs and this will give you some idea on ethics of Chinese back street labs.
When making chemicals/drugs for human consumption traceability is really important and making sure that what you are making doesn't contain any harmful trace elements of poisons, heavy metals and the like. Pharmaceuticals and food products are all regulated and the chemicals that go into them are all as pure as possible because they have to be. Unfortunately as Poppers are not supposed to be sold for human use there are no such safeguards for the customers and that's why I believe it's really important to buy from a reputable source, and from our research China does not have any reputable manufacturers or suppliers that we have found.
Stay safe guys- Look beyond price alone.