1912 CE
MDMA is first synthesized by Anton Kollish

The first person to synthesized MDMA was German chemist Anton Köllisch. While working for the German pharmaceutical company Merck, Köllisch created MDMA as a by-product while trying to synthesize another substance (hydrastinine). During the same year, Merck filed to patent the method of preparation used by Köllisch.

Source: Benzenhöfer, U., & Passie, T. (2006). [The early history of" Ecstasy"]. Der Nervenarzt.

Drugs: MDMA (ecstasy)
Regions: Germany