LC-MS/MS Analysis of MDMA in Ecstasy Tablets in Morocco
- *Corresponding Author:
- Belouafa S
Biomolecular and Organic Synthesis Laboratory
Faculty of Science M’Sik Ben, Hassan II University - Casablanca. Avenue Cdt D. El Harti
BP 7955, Casablanca, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 13, 2015 Accepted Date: August 17, 2015 Published Date: August 24, 2015
Citation: Belafkih B, Belouafa S, Bennamara A, Skalli A, Abourriche A (2015) LCMS/ MS Analysis of MDMA in Ecstasy Tablets in Morocco. J Forensic Res 6:301. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000301
Copyright: © 2015 Belafkih B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ecstasy is a popular name designated for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It displays effects related to amphetamine-type drugs and a set of distinctive effects like restlessness, well-being, and others effects. The aim of this work is to analyze ecstasy tablets seized in Morocco; studying their MDMA contents and their MDMA contents variations. We collected 12 batches of samples seized by Morocco Police that were analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem Mass Spectrometry to determine MDMA concentration presents in these tablets. The method was also validated in the following parameters: linearity, limits of detection and of quantification, precision and accuracy, to permit the MDMA quantification. A great variability among ecstasy tablets compositions was detected and the toxicological features were discussed.