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Isotopic characterisation of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (ecstasy)

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Abstract

Combined δ2H, δ13C and δ15N isotopic analysis of MDA and MDMA extracted from seized “ecstasy” tablets provides an isotopic “fingerprint” of the active ingredient allowing individual tablets to be linked to a common batch. Correlating these data with 2H NMR analysis of the extracts has the potential to study both the natural precursor materials and synthetic pathways used in the preparation of MDA and N-substituted homologues.

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The article was received on 11 Feb 2002, accepted on 18 Apr 2002 and first published on 14 May 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B201496N
Citation: Analyst, 2002,127, 830-833
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    Isotopic characterisation of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (ecstasy)

    J. F. Carter, E. L. Titterton, M. Murray and R. Sleeman, Analyst, 2002, 127, 830
    DOI: 10.1039/B201496N

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