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An anthracene molecular probe has been synthesised and shown to target mephedrone, a stimulant drug from the cathinone class of new psychoactive substances (NPS). A protocol has been developed to detect mephedrone via the probe using NMR spectroscopy in a simulated street sample containing two of the most common cutting agents, benzocaine and caffeine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7474-7477
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2016


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