Tamer Awad

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Three methods are described for the determination of trazodone hydrochloride in pharmaceutical tablets. The spectrophotometric method was based on the formation of yellow ion pair complex between the basic nitrogen of the drug and bromophenol blue at pH 3.4. The formed complex was extracted with chloroform and measured at 414 nm. The spectrofluorimetric(More)
The five side-chain regioisomers of 4-methoxy-3-methylphenethylamine constitute a unique set of compounds having an isobaric relationship with the controlled drug substance 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (3,4-MDMA or Ecstasy). These isomeric forms of the 4-methoxy-3-methylphenethylamines have mass spectra essentially equivalent to 3,4-MDMA, and all have(More)
The perfluoroacyl derivatives (pentafluoropropionylamides and heptafluorobutrylamides) of the primary and secondary regioisomeric amines, related to the controlled drug substance 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, are prepared and evaluated in GC-MS studies. These derivatives show excellent resolution on nonpolar stationary phases, such as RTX-1 and RTX-5,(More)
Mass spectral differentiation of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (3,4-MDMA), a controlled drug, and its 2,3-regioisomer from the ring substituted ethoxyphenethylamines is possible after formation of the perfluoroacyl derivatives, pentafluoropropionamides (PFPA), and heptafluorobutyrylamides (HFBA). The ring substituted ethoxyphenethylamines constitute a(More)
The methoxymethcathinones are uniquely regioisomeric with the controlled drug substance 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (3,4-MDMA) or Ecstacy. The various isomeric forms of the methoxymethcathinones have mass spectra essentially equivalent to 3,4-MDMA. They all have a molecular weight of 193 and major fragment ions in their electron ionization mass(More)
The methoxy methyl methamphetamines are a unique set of compounds having an isobaric relationship with the controlled drug substance 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (3,4-MDMA or Ecstasy). The various isomeric forms of the methoxy methyl methamphetamines have mass spectra essentially equivalent to 3,4-MDMA, all have molecular weight of 193 and major(More)
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas chromatography-infrared detection (GC-IRD) methods were developed and compared for the differentiation of regioisomeric phenethylamines related to methamphetamine. There are a total of five regioisomeric phenethylamines (methamphetamine and four regioisomers) that produce essentially equivalent mass(More)
A series of 12 isomeric phenethylamines were evaluated by gas chromatography using vapor phase infrared spectrophotometric detection. The major mass spectral fragments for each of these unique isomers occur at equivalent mass and all have equal molecular weight. The infrared spectra for these compounds allow for identification of any one of these amines to(More)
Gas chromatography with infrared detection (GC-IRD) provides direct confirmatory data for the identification of the psychoactive designer drug 3-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (3-TFMPP) from the regioisomeric 2- and 4-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazines. These three regioisomeric substances are well resolved by GC and the vapor phase infrared spectra clearly(More)
The substituted benzylpiperazine, 3,4-methylenedioxybenzylpiperazine (3,4-MDBP) and its regioisomer 2,3-methylenedioxybenzylpiperazine (2,3-MDBP) have almost identical mass spectra. Perfluoroacylation of the secondary amine nitrogen of these regioisomeric piperazines gave mass spectra with differences in relative abundance of some fragment ions. However the(More)