Recommended Methods for Testing Amphetamine and Methamphetamine: Manual for Use by National Narcotics Laboratories

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United Nations Publications, Apr 16, 2004 - 48 pages
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PURE COMPOUNDS
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PRODUCTION AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ILLICIT AMPHETAMINEMETHAMPHETAMINE
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PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF ILLICIT AMPHETAMINEMETHAMPHETAMINE
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THE ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS CONTAINING AMPHETAMINEMETHAMPHETAMINE
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B Presumptive tests
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C Thin layer chromatography
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D Gas liquid chromatography
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E High performance liquid chromatography
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F Infrared spectroscopy
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G Analysis of optical isomers
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H Analysis of amphetaminemethamphetamine impurities
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Page v - Kofi A. Annan United Nations Office at Geneva: Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Director-General: Antoine Blanca United Nations Office at Vienna: Vienna International Centre, PO Box 500, A-1400, Vienna, Austria Director-General: Giorgio Giacomelli Washington, DC, Office: UN Information Centre, Suite 400, 1775 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Phone, 202-3318670. Fax, 202-331-9191 Director...
Page iv - Requirements vary, for example, as a result of local trends in samples encountered, facilities available, and the standard of proof acceptable in the prosecution system within which the analyst works. The more complex methods are needed only for certain forensic requirements, such as comparison of samples or for source determination. In order to establish the identity of any controlled drug, it is suggested that the criteria should be at least two independent analytical parameters. The selection...
Page iv - The manual may also serve as a guide to national authorities in assessing existing methods used within their own government and university laboratories. This manual is one in a series of similar publications dealing with the identification and analysis of various groups of drugs under international control; it was...
Page v - Forerunners of the Multilingual Dictionary of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances under International Control were published in 1958, 1963, and 1968.

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Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

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