Based on an unpublished study of about 4 degenerate chemistry undergrads:
So, in order to incapacitate someone you would have to force them to do really unpleasant for a long time, in which case you might as well choke them out, and the victim would regain consciousness quickly. And as a sleep aid it would likely need to be ingested, would induce sleep but not maintain it (i.e. wake up shortly), and would leave the user reeking of gross chloroform for long after.
- It PROBABLY takes several minutes of inhalation through a saturated rag to induce full loss of consciousness, although shorter times do produce noticeable wooziness - However, full unconsciousness was not achieved in any subject because chloroform tasted too Totally Gross to continue past a minute or so (choking sickly-sweet) - Subjective effects wore off within a few minutes, however the gross flavor persisted for several hours afterword much longer as residual chloroform washed out (along with mild headaches) - Ingestion was not investigated.
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Organic chemistry is a very old field whose older literature can still be used and remains relevant today.
Also, inhaling anything you produce in a lab, even if you did distill it, is idiotic.
In the film Cider House Rules, Michael Caine plays a doctor addicted to ether for sleep
Google result: Is chloroform stronger than ether? Fluothane and chloroform produced similar anesthesia, and was 4 1/2 times more potent than ether.
I've long advocated for legalizing illicit drugs but stuff like this should also be of the individuals discretion.
Apparently simple to synthesize but I'm not sure I'm up for that.
Edit: Erowid FTW: https://erowid.org/archive/rhodium/chemistry/chloralhydrate....
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