(Received 18 January 1979; accepted 31 January 1979)
Published Online: 1979
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Di-(1-phenylisopropyl) formamide (I) has been identified as a by-product in the Leuckart synthesis of N-formylamphetamine [1,2], a reaction precursor to dl-amphetamine. Significantly, it has been detected as an impurity in exhibits of illicitly manufactured dl-amphetamine [3,4] but identified incorrectly as tri-(1-isopropylphenyl) amine (II) .
Forensic chemist, Special Testing and Research Laboratory, Drug Enforcement Administration, McLean, Va.
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