Microcrystalloscopic Differentiation of 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine and Related Amphetamine Derivatives

    Volume 36, Issue 3 (May 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Simpson, BJ
    Graduate students and professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    Liu, RH
    Graduate students and professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    Simpson, TP
    Graduate students and professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    (Received 29 March 1990; accepted 13 August 1990)

    Abstract

    Commonly used gold chloride and its diluted forms are compared with gold bromide for potential microcrystalloscopic differentiation of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) and related amphetamine derivatives. The crystal formation characteristics of MDA, mescaline, and 2,5-dimethoxy-4-ethylamphetamine (DOET) with diluted and undiluted gold chloride allow differentiation of these drugs, while 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine (MDEA) form similar crystals and are not easily differentiated. The compounds 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine (DOM) and N-hydroxy-MDA were soluble in the gold chloride reagents, and no crystals were formed.


    Paper ID: JFS13102J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13102J

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    Title Microcrystalloscopic Differentiation of 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine and Related Amphetamine Derivatives
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