Recommended Methods for the Identification and Analysis of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine and their Ring-substituted Analogues in Seized Materials



This manual has been designed to provide practical guidance to national authorities and drug analysts by describing recommended methods to be used in forensic laboratories for the identification and analysis of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and their ring-substituted analogues.


UN document ID number: ST/NAR/34
Publication date: January 2006
Number of pages: 77
Languages: English ( PDF)



Note to readers

The present manual combines and replaces previously published manuals on amphetamine and methamphetamine ( ST/NAR/9, 1987) and on illicit ring-substituted amphetamine derivatives ( ST/NAR/12 , 1988). Those earlier editions are still accessible for the mass spectral (MS), infra red (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data of the most common ATS, contained therein.

For the first time in this series of publications, the present, revised and updated manual also has annexed selected validated methods.