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2C-B: a new psychoactive phenylethylamine recently discovered in Ecstasy tablets sold on the Swiss black market

Published inJournal of analytical toxicology, vol. 22, no. 5, p. 345-354
Publication date1998
Abstract

This study sought to identify, by means of several analytical methods (GC-MS, HPLC-DAD, CE-DAD, FTIR, and NMR), 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B), which was found in two sets of tablets obtained from the Swiss black market. Unequivocal identification of 2C-B was only achieved by a combination of mass spectrometric and NMR analysis. Quantitation of 2C-B was performed by HPLC-DAD and CE-DAD. The amounts of 2C-B found in the tablets (3-8 mg) were in the range of the minimum quantity required to induce the effects characteristic of this drug.

Keywords
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Dimethoxyphenylethylamine/analogs & derivatives/analysis/chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Hallucinogens/analysis/chemistry
  • N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine/analysis/chemistry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Psychotropic Drugs/analysis/chemistry
  • Spectrophotometry, Infrared
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet
  • Street Drugs/analysis/chemistry
  • Tablets
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GIROUD, Christian et al. 2C-B: a new psychoactive phenylethylamine recently discovered in Ecstasy tablets sold on the Swiss black market. In: Journal of analytical toxicology, 1998, vol. 22, n° 5, p. 345–354. doi: 10.1093/jat/22.5.345
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