Synthesis and Characterization of the 2,3-Methylenedioxyamphetamines

    Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Casale, JF
    Senior Forensic Chemists and Supervisory Chemist, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Testing and Research Laboratory, McLean, VA

    Hays, PA
    Senior Forensic Chemists and Supervisory Chemist, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Testing and Research Laboratory, McLean, VA

    Klein, RFX
    Senior Forensic Chemists and Supervisory Chemist, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Testing and Research Laboratory, McLean, VA

    (Received 25 July 1994; accepted 5 October 1994)

    Abstract

    Synthetic methods and spectroscopic and chromatographic data are provided for four 2,3-methylenedioxyamphetamines (2,3-MDA, N-methyl-2,3-MDA, N-ethyl-2,3-MDA and N,N-dimethyl-2,3-MDA). These compounds are aromatic positional isomers of the corresponding 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamines, which are well known, widely abused central nervous system stimulants with euphoric properties. Direct spectroscopic and chromatographic comparisons of the two isomeric series indicate that the 2,3-MDA's may be easily and unambiguously differentiated from the corresponding 3,4-MDA's via standard analytical methodologies.


    Paper ID: JFS13793J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13793J

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    Title Synthesis and Characterization of the 2,3-Methylenedioxyamphetamines
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