Contaminants in illicit amphetamine preparations.

  title={Contaminants in illicit amphetamine preparations.},
  author={J N Lomonte and W. T. Lowry and Ida Stone},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={21 3},
Samples from illicit preparations of amphetamine and methamphetamine were investigated by combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to detect and identify contaminants, excipients, and by-products from manufacture. In addition, these samples were subjected to energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), and it was determined that the preparations of these compounds were made in the present of zinc, probably as a reductant. In addition to identifying polycondensation products from these… CONTINUE READING