The characterisation of two halogenated cathinone analogues: 3,5-Difluoromethcathinone and 3,5-dichloromethcathinone

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Title The characterisation of two halogenated cathinone analogues: 3,5-Difluoromethcathinone and 3,5-dichloromethcathinone
Author Davis, Sean; Rands-Trevor, Karen; Boyd, Sue Elizabeth; Edirisinghe, Methsiri
Journal Name Forensic Science International
Editor P. Saukko
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Australia has seen an increase in the importation and use of drugs that are marketed and sold as “Legal Highs”. These compounds have largely tended to be various cathinone analogues, with 4-methylmethcathinone the most prominent to date. In January 2009, unknown samples were submitted for analysis along with a large seizure of 3-fluoromethcathinone as part of a police operation. The samples were analysed and determined to be 3,5-difluoromethcathinone and 3,5-dichloromethcathinone. These compounds were synthesised and characterised. The GC–MS data of the samples and their N-acetyl derivatives, NMR, vapour-phase and condensed-phase IR for these previously unreported compounds are presented. This analytical data will enable laboratories to confirm the presence of these compounds in the absence of commercially available reference standards.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.10.042
Volume 217
Issue Number 1-3
Page from 139
Page to 145
ISSN 0379-0738
Date Accessioned 2012-07-04
Date Available 2013-06-04T03:38:21Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Environmental Futures Research Institute; Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Analytical Spectrometry; Forensic Chemistry
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47680
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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