Chemistry and Reaction Mechanisms of Rapid Tests for Drugs of Abuse and Precursor Chemicals


In 1987 UN expert group meeting held at Vienna recommended several rapid tests for the presumptive identification of controlled drugs and precursor chemicals in seized materials. For maximum usefulness and/or improvement of the tests, the knowledge of the chemical structures of the final products and of the reaction mechanisms is essential. This paper provides a simplified description of the formation of the coloring matters.


UN document ID number: SCITEC/6
Publication date: February 1989
Number of pages: 19
Languages: English ( PDF)