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Time-resolved hair analysis of MDMA enantiomers by GC/MS-NCI.
Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Oct 25; 172(2-3):150-5.FS

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the enantioselective disposition of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and other amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) in segmented hair specimens of self-declared ecstasy abusers, who took part in a double-blind placebo-controlled six-way crossover study during approximately 7 weeks, during which they received a 75 and a 100 mg dose of racemic MDMA twice. Hair specimens were washed and cut into pieces of 2 cm length. After digestion and solid phase extraction, the enantiomers were derivatized with a chiral agent (2S,4R)-N-heptafluorobutyryl-4-heptafluorobutoyloxy-prolyl chloride, developed at the authors laboratory and quantified by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry operating in the negative chemical ionization mode. Most of the hair specimens that were tested positive for MDMA showed a predominance of the (R)-enantiomer. The R/S ratios of MDMA varied between 1.02 and 2.75 and total concentrations ranged from 0.1 to 20.1 ng/mg. The enantiomers of its metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) were also quantified in most hair segments. The R/S ratios of MDA varied between 0.60 and 1.60, while the concentrations of the enantiomers ranged from 10 to 160 pg/mg hair. When segmental analysis was performed on single hair specimens, no inversion of the R versus S ratios of MDMA and MDA was observed. The predominance of (R)-MDMA in hair was in accordance with those already published for other matrices. Furthermore, both enantiomers of amphetamine (AM) were also detected in hair segments of four volunteers and the R/S ratios ranged from 1.00 to 1.47.

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National Laboratory of Health, Toxicology Division, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. liliane.martins@lns.etat.lu <liliane.martins@lns.etat.lu>No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17300894

Citation

Martins, Liliane Ferreira, et al. "Time-resolved Hair Analysis of MDMA Enantiomers By GC/MS-NCI." Forensic Science International, vol. 172, no. 2-3, 2007, pp. 150-5.
Martins LF, Yegles M, Samyn N, et al. Time-resolved hair analysis of MDMA enantiomers by GC/MS-NCI. Forensic Sci Int. 2007;172(2-3):150-5.
Martins, L. F., Yegles, M., Samyn, N., Ramaekers, J. G., & Wennig, R. (2007). Time-resolved hair analysis of MDMA enantiomers by GC/MS-NCI. Forensic Science International, 172(2-3), 150-5.
Martins LF, et al. Time-resolved Hair Analysis of MDMA Enantiomers By GC/MS-NCI. Forensic Sci Int. 2007 Oct 25;172(2-3):150-5. PubMed PMID: 17300894.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Time-resolved hair analysis of MDMA enantiomers by GC/MS-NCI. AU - Martins,Liliane Ferreira, AU - Yegles,Michel, AU - Samyn,Nele, AU - Ramaekers,Johannes G, AU - Wennig,Robert, Y1 - 2007/02/14/ PY - 2006/09/08/received PY - 2007/01/08/revised PY - 2007/01/13/accepted PY - 2007/2/16/pubmed PY - 2007/11/8/medline PY - 2007/2/16/entrez SP - 150 EP - 5 JF - Forensic science international JO - Forensic Sci Int VL - 172 IS - 2-3 N2 - The aim of the study was to determine the enantioselective disposition of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and other amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) in segmented hair specimens of self-declared ecstasy abusers, who took part in a double-blind placebo-controlled six-way crossover study during approximately 7 weeks, during which they received a 75 and a 100 mg dose of racemic MDMA twice. Hair specimens were washed and cut into pieces of 2 cm length. After digestion and solid phase extraction, the enantiomers were derivatized with a chiral agent (2S,4R)-N-heptafluorobutyryl-4-heptafluorobutoyloxy-prolyl chloride, developed at the authors laboratory and quantified by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry operating in the negative chemical ionization mode. Most of the hair specimens that were tested positive for MDMA showed a predominance of the (R)-enantiomer. The R/S ratios of MDMA varied between 1.02 and 2.75 and total concentrations ranged from 0.1 to 20.1 ng/mg. The enantiomers of its metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) were also quantified in most hair segments. The R/S ratios of MDA varied between 0.60 and 1.60, while the concentrations of the enantiomers ranged from 10 to 160 pg/mg hair. When segmental analysis was performed on single hair specimens, no inversion of the R versus S ratios of MDMA and MDA was observed. The predominance of (R)-MDMA in hair was in accordance with those already published for other matrices. Furthermore, both enantiomers of amphetamine (AM) were also detected in hair segments of four volunteers and the R/S ratios ranged from 1.00 to 1.47. SN - 1872-6283 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17300894/Time_resolved_hair_analysis_of_MDMA_enantiomers_by_GC/MS_NCI_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0379-0738(07)00020-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -