A2 (N-benzylpiperazine) a new drug of abuse in Sweden
2004 (English)In: Journal of Analytical Toxicology, ISSN 0146-4760, Vol. 28, no 1, 67-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
N-Benzylpiperazine was tested in the beginning of the 1970s as a possible antidepressant drug. However, in both animal and human studies, it was shown to possess amphetamine-like properties, and any further studies were stopped. In a forensic autopsy case in 1999, we found a substance so far unknown to us in the chromatogram of our method used for amphetamines. We could swiftly identify this compound as N-benzylpiperazine because of information given to us by a newly formed network comprising, among others, customs and the police. Since then, we have found N-benzylpiperazine in several cases, among them 11 cases from a number of prisons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 28, no 1, 67-70 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53538PubMedID: 14987428OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-53538DiVA: diva2:289474