Posts Tagged "NPS"

Ecstasy and MDMA aldulterated with N-Ethyl-Pentylone. A brief report

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Ecstasy and MDMA aldulterated with N-Ethyl-Pentylone. A brief report

This is a brief report by DoctorX and his Chemical Brothers and Sisters covering available information about risks of N Ethyl-Pentylone, a novel and dangerous NPS recently detected as adulterant of MDMA pills and powders. Last month our Drug Checking Service detected two different pills offered as MDMA but contained the cathinone derivative N-Ethyl-Pentylone instead. Both pills were detected in Balearic Islands: Pills are shield-shaped, divisible x2, with a horse logo (Ferrari). Colour is white in one case, yellow in the other. Recently, N-Ethyl-Pentylone has been also detected in Balearic...

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Identifcation and characterization of the new opioid derivative 3,4-dichloro-N-(2-(diethylamino)cyclohexyl)-N-methylbenzamide (U-49900)

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Identifcation and characterization of the new opioid derivative 3,4-dichloro-N-(2-(diethylamino)cyclohexyl)-N-methylbenzamide (U-49900)

This article focuses on the repercussions of scheduling NPS as they emerge on the “legal” market. Particularly U-49900, a synthetic opioid that is an analogue of U-47700 (which is itself an analog of an earlier now-banned opioid: AH-7921) It seems that demand for novel opioids does not decrease when a compound is scheduled, and if the supply for a certain substance dwindles, users are bound to seek an alternative. While it is clear that a solution needs to be found, this article suggests that perhaps quickly and systematically scheduling new compounds as they gain popularity can...

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Identification and characterization of a putative new psychoactive substance, 2-(2-(4-chlorophenyl)acetamido)-3-methylbutanamide, in Spain

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Identification and characterization of a putative new psychoactive substance, 2-(2-(4-chlorophenyl)acetamido)-3-methylbutanamide, in Spain

This article describes the identification and characterization of 2-(2-(4-chlorophenyl)acetamido)-3-methylbutanamide, a putative new psychoactive substance, through GC/MS, LC/MS, NMR, FTIR, UV, Single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and NMR.   Research

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Something new about something old: a 10-year follow-up on classical and new psychoactive Tryptamines and results of analysis

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Something new about something old: a 10-year follow-up on classical and new psychoactive Tryptamines and results of analysis

This article explores the presence of tryptamines classified as NPS among the substances delivered for analysis to a harm-reduction organization, to describe the substances found in the samples after analysis, and to compare analytical results of regulated vs. non-regulated tryptamines. It argues that there is a need for further research in order to prevent the potential health risks associated with their use....

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Patterns of use and toxicity of new para-halogenated substituted cathinones: 4-CMC (clephedrone), 4-CEC (4-chloroethcatinone) and 4-BMC (brephedrone)

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Patterns of use and toxicity of new para-halogenated substituted cathinones: 4-CMC (clephedrone), 4-CEC (4-chloroethcatinone) and 4-BMC (brephedrone)

This article presents results of the analysis of 3 NPS: clephedrone (4-CMC), 4-chloroethcathinone (4-CEC), and brephedrone (4-BMC) on recreational drug markets and a systematic review of all the available information concerning these substances. It presents the possibility that the emergence of these substances is the next step in the cat-and-mouse game existing between drug producers and legislation....

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