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Color Tests for the Preliminary Identification of New Psychoactive Substances

  • Kaitlyn TooleEmail author
  • Morgan Philp
  • Nadine Krayem
  • Shanlin Fu
  • Ronald Shimmon
  • Sonia Taflaga
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1810)

Abstract

Color tests are a key tool for the rapid and simple identification of seized illicit drugs. This chapter outlines a series of color tests that can be used for the preliminary identification of new psychoactive substances such as cathinones, piperazines, tryptamines, and amphetamine-type stimulants.

Key words

New psychoactive substances Novel psychoactive substances NPS Illicit drugs Color test Preliminary test Presumptive test Cathinones Piperazines Tryptamines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaitlyn Toole
    • 1
    Email author
  • Morgan Philp
    • 1
  • Nadine Krayem
    • 1
  • Shanlin Fu
    • 1
  • Ronald Shimmon
    • 1
  • Sonia Taflaga
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Forensic Science, School of Mathematical and Physical SciencesUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Federal Police, Specialist OperationsCanberraAustralia

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