Ephedrone: 2-Methylamino-1-Phenylpropan-1-One (Jeff)

    Volume 36, Issue 3 (May 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Allen, A
    Research scientist and Ph.D. candidate, The American University, Washington, DC

    Crossman, A
    Research scientist and Ph.D. candidate, The American University, Washington, DC

    Zhingel, KY
    Research scientist, Svetlanovsky Prospekt, Leningrad,

    Dovensky, W
    Toxicologist, Ashtabula County Laboratory, Jefferson, OH

    (Received 18 June 1990; accepted 22 August 1990)

    Abstract

    Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, commonly used in clandestine laboratories within the United States to synthesize methamphetamine by means of reduction, are utilized within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in synthetic oxidation with potassium permanganate to form 2-methylamino-1-phenylpropan-1-one. This ketone product of methamphetamine, termed “ephedrone” and “Jeff,” is profiled with the use of spot tests, infrared spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and hydrogen (1H) and carbon-13 (13C) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


    Paper ID: JFS13103J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13103J

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    Title Ephedrone: 2-Methylamino-1-Phenylpropan-1-One (Jeff)
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    Committee E30