There is are lots of misconceptions and myths revolving around research chemicals, and it is important for everyone who thinks about using them at any point to be well informed. In scientific and medical research, research chemicals are primarily used for research purposes with a bias towards the development of new pharmaceutical remedies, as well as in the investigation of specific molecules with the aim of understanding their behavior for potential pharmaceutical remedies.
However, there are certain research chemicals used by people to get high, and this is complete abuse of the chemicals, and it comes with potential physical as well as legal consequences. Such chemicals are usually developed in labs, where scientists try to intentionally mimic the effects of certain substances such as opioids, marijuana, or cocaine. The chemicals are then sold illegally to people who have little or no understanding of the actual effects the substances can have in them. These are the people who abuse the chemicals for recreational purposes.
In as much as the reference to research chemicals may be a misnomer for such dangerous and psychoactive substances, they are usually obtained from medical and scientific research. For their legitimate scientific use, research chemicals are nothing but chemicals designed for further research purposes, and should never be used as an end product. They are new chemicals that are primarily at the research stage of development, and they only feature hypotheses about their use and effects, but there is no concrete information about them.
The formulas for research chemicals are normally obtained from publicly available published research. Their structures are then replicated before they are produced in mass, and are sold. Most of them are available through the internet, and there are also instances when some vendors have been found to sell the substances illegally through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.