Colorimetric detection and chromatographic analyses of designer drugs in biological materials: a comprehensive review

  title={Colorimetric detection and chromatographic analyses of designer drugs in biological materials: a comprehensive review},
  author={Akira Namera and Akihiro Nakamoto and Takeshi Saito and Masataka Nagao},
  journal={Forensic Toxicology},
A number of analogues of phenethylamine and tryptamine, which are prepared by modification of the chemical structures, are being developed for circulation on the black market. Often called “designer drugs,” they are abused in many countries, and cause serious social problems in many parts of the world. Acute deaths have been reported after overdoses of designer drugs. Various methods are required for screening and routine analysis of designer drugs in biological materials for forensic and… 

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