Analysis of NRG 'legal highs' in the UK: identification and formation of novel cathinones.

@article{Brandt2011AnalysisON,
  title={Analysis of NRG 'legal highs' in the UK: identification and formation of novel cathinones.},
  author={Simon D Brandt and Sally Freeman and Harry R Sumnall and Fiona Measham and Jon Cole},
  journal={Drug testing and analysis},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={569-75}
}
A large number of cathinone derivatives have shown a wide range of bioactive properties, attracting great interest from communities associated with pharmaceutical research. Some of these derivatives have gained popularity as so-called recreational 'legal highs' due to their availability on the Internet and high street shops. A previous study described the qualitative analysis of 24 'legal high' Energy-1 (NRG-1) and NRG-2 products obtained from 18 websites following the ban on mephedrone and… CONTINUE READING