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The Forensic Chemistry Literature
« on: April 21, 2004, 10:39:00 AM »


This Digest will be an ongoing project, where links to Forensic Chemistry resources will be collected, as well as citations of interest from the Forensic Chemistry literature (with links to the articles in HTML/PDF format). I will probably not be able to easily find all such references posted here myself, so I would greatly appreciate if you could PM me with any such citations you can find, formatted as below, including a link to where it can be found. 

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Forensic Chemistry Resources

Forensic Chemistry Journals

Science & Justice - The Journal

( later addition (03-17-04):

Forensic Chemistry Organizations

The Forensic Science Society

( later addition (03-17-04):

The Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association

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Society of Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry

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Forensic Chemistry Bibliographies

Detection and Analysis of Drugs of Forensic Interest 1992-2001, A Literature Review
Robert F.X. Klein & Patrick A. Hays

Microgram Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1-2 (2003)


The scientific literature of the detection and analysis of drugs of forensic interest, as published from 1992 through 2001, is reviewed. 1,377 references are included.

Forensic Chemistry Literature Citations

Synthetic Tetrahydrocannabinol
J.N. Lomonte, K.T. Churchill

Journal of Forensic Sciences 28(3), 762-772(1983)


Growing cannabis with naphthalene in Rome later addition (03-09-04):
Nadia Fucci

Forensic Science International 138(1-3), 91-93 (2003)



Morphological and chemical analysis of magic mushrooms in Japan later addition (03-09-04):
Kenji Tsujikawa, et. al.

Forensic Science International 138(1-3), 85-90 (2003)



Forensic analysis of hallucinogenic fungi: a DNA-based approach later addition (04-08-04):
Kimberly G. Nugent and Barry J. Saville

Forensic Science International 140(2-3), 147-157 (2004)



The designer drug situation in Ibiza later addition (04-08-04):
C. Lora-Tamayo, T. Tena, A. Rodríguez, D. Moreno, J. R. Sancho, P. Enseñat and F. Muela

Forensic Science International 140(2-3), 195-206 (2004)



Clandestine Drug Laboratories
John W. Gunn, Jr., B.S., Donald W. Johnson, B.A., and William P. Butler, B.S.

Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 51-64, (1970)


Designer Drugs: Past History and Future Prospects
Henderson, G. L.

Journal of Forensic Sciences Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 569-575 (1988)


Aminorex Analogs

The stereoisomers of 4-Methylaminorex
R. F. Klein, A.R. Sperling, D. A. Cooper, T. C. Kram

Journal of Forensic Sciences 34(4), 962-979 (1989)


Appearance of Aminorex as a Designer Analog of 4-Methylaminorex
Marcus E. Brewster and Frank T. Davis

Journal of Forensic Sciences 36(2), 587-592 (1991)


Liquid Chromatographic and Spectral Analysis of the Stereoisomers of Dimethylaminorex
F. Taylor Noggle, Jr, C. Randall Clark And Jack Deruiter

Journal of AOAC International 75(3), 423-427 (1992)



4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B): A review of the public domain literature.
Cole M.D,Lea C and Oxley N.

Science & Justice 42(4), 223-224 (2002)


More data about the new psychoactive drug 2C-B later addition (04-21-04):
de Boer D, Gijzels MJ, Bosman IJ and Macs RAA.

Journal of Analytical Toxicology 23, 227-228 (1999)


1-Phenylethylamines: A new series of illicit drugs? later addition (04-21-04):
King LA, Poortman van der Meer AJ and Huizer H.

Forensic Science International 77(3), 141-149 (1996)


Analytical profile of 4-methylthioamphetamine (4-MTA), a new street drug later addition (04-21-04):
Poortman AJ and Lock E.

Forensic Science International 100, 221-233 (1999)



Case Report: Foxy, a Designer Tryptamine Hallucinogen
Robert Meatherall & Pankaj Sharma

Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 27,  (2003)


MDMA & Analogs, Analysis

Identification of the N-Methylated Analogs of the Hallucinogenic Amphetamines later addition (03-17-04):
K. Bailey, A.W. By,

Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 56(1), 62-69 (1975)


Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Identification of Precursors, Intermediates, and Impurities of 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine Synthesis
Theodore Lukaszewski

J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem. 61(4), 951-967 (1978)


Spectrophotometric and Liquid Chromatographic Identification of 3,4-Methylenedioxyphenylisopropylamine and Its N-Methyl and N-Ethyl Homologs
F. Taylor Noggle, Jr; Jack Deruiter; Melinda J. Long

J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem., Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 681-686 (1986)


Synthesis, Identification, and Acute Toxicity of Some N-Alkyl Derivatives of 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine
F. Taylor Noggle, Jr; Jack Deruiter; Samuel. T. Coker; C. Randall Clark

J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem., Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. 981-986 (1987)


Synthesis markers in illegally manufactured 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine.
M. Bohn, G. Bohn, G. Blaschke

International Journal Of Legal Medicine 106(1), 19-23 (1993)


Chemical profiling of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) tablets seized in Hong Kong
Cheng WC, Poon NL, Chan MF

Journal of Forensic Sciences 48(6), 1249-1259 (2003)


The identification of 2-chloro-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine in an illicit drug seizure later addition (04-21-04):
Lewis RJ, Reed D, Service, AG and Langford AM.

Journal of Forensic Sciences 45(5), 1119-1125 (2000)


(Meth)amphetamine, Impurity Analysis/Profiling

Impurities in Illicit Amphetamine. 7.
Identification of Benzyl Methyl Ketone Phenylisopropylimine and Benzyl Methyl Ketone Benzylimine in Amphetamine

A.B.E. Theeuwen and A.M.A. Verweij

Forensic Science International, Vol 15, 237-241 (1980)


The Origin of Alkenes in Illicit Amphetamine:
An Examination of the Illicit Syntheses of Phenyl-2-Propanone

I.J.Forbes & K.P.Kirkbridge

Journal of Forensic Sciences 37(5), 1311-1318


Contaminants in Illicit Amphetamine Preparations
J.N. Lomonte, W.T. Lowry & I.C. Stone

Journal of Forensic Sciences 21, 575-582 (1976)


Composition of Methamphetamine Prepared from Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine later addition (04-04-04):
F. Taylor Noggle, Jr., Jack DeRuiter and C. Randall Clark

Anal. Chem. 58, 1643-1648 (1986)


Synthesis, Identification, and Acute Toxicity of -Benzylphenethylamine and -Benzyl-N-Methylphenethylamine.
Contaminants in Clandestine Preparation of Amphetamine and Methamphetamine

F. Taylor Noggle, Jr, C. Randall Clark, Timothy W. Davenport, Samuel T. Coker

J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Assoc. 68(6), 1213-1222 (1985)


alpha-Benzyl-N-methylphenethylamine (BNMPA), an impurity of illicit methamphetamine synthesis:
Pharmacological evaluation and interaction with methamphetamine
later addition (04-04-04):
Karla A. Moore, Aron H. Lichtman, Alphonse Poklis and Joseph F. Borzelleca
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Volume 39, Issue 2 , August 1995, Pages 83-89


Pharmacological characterization of BNMPA (alpha-benzyl-N-methylphenethylamine),
an impurity of illicit methamphetamine synthesis
later addition (04-04-04):
Karla A. Moore, Tooraj Mirshahi, David R. Compton, Alphonse Poklis and John J. Woodward
European Journal of Pharmacology Volume 311, Issues 2-3 , 12 September 1996, Pages 133-139


-Benzyl-N-Methylphenethylamine (BNMPA), an Impurity of Illicit Methamphetamine Synthesis:
III. Detection of BNMPA and Metabolites in Urine of Methamphetamine Users
later addition (04-21-04):
Karla A. Moore, Abd Ismaiel and Alphonse Poklis

Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 20, 89-92 (1996)