Designer Drugs: N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) and 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (TFMPP)

Designer Drugs: N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) and 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (TFMPP) With the influx of designer drugs readily available via Internet sources laboratories across the United States are seeing an increase in cases containing these substances. N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) and 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) piperazine (TFMPP) are phenylpiperazine analogues and just two of the numerous compounds available that are often referred to as[…]

On the Trail of Poison Mysteries (Popular Mechanics, 1929)

On the Trail of Poison Mysteries by Paul D. Paddock (Popular Mechanics, 1929) This is an interesting article on of the early role of Forensic Toxicology in criminal investigations. An excerpt “Poisons and mysterious deaths have been linked in the public mind since the dawn of history but modern chemical science has done much to[…]

Trending in the Literature-Forensic Toxicology Articles February 2013 Part II

In a review of prominent journals in the field of Forensic Toxicology, including Journal of Forensic Science, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, and Forensic Science International, articles on THC concentrations, mephedrone, methamphetamine, and the metabolism of the synthetic cannabinoid “spice” compounds were reviewed. A simple synopsis is provided as well as links to the article. Researchers[…]

Trending in the Literature-Forensic Toxicology Articles February 2013

In a review of two prominent journals in the field of Forensic Toxicology, Journal of Forensic Science and Forensic Science International, articles on the postmortem degradation of compounds, designer drugs, methadone metabolism and use, and poor metabolism of venlafaxine were reviewed. A simple synopsis is provided as well as links to the article. The stability[…]

Trending in the Literature-Analytical Articles February 2013

In a review of prominent journals in the field of Forensic Toxicology, including the Journals of Forensic Science, Analytical Toxicology, and Forensic Science International, a number of new methods were published for the stability, identification and/or quantitation of various new and old compounds. These include mescaline, 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B), cocaine/metabolites, amphetamines, chromium, ketum, ethyl glucuronide, and[…]