PMID: 11836119Feb 12, 2002Paper

Synthesis and capillary electrophoretic analysis of enantiomerically enriched reference standards of MDMA and its main metabolites

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Nieves PizarroJesús Joglar


Enantiomerically-enriched (S)-3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and its main metabolites (S)-4-hydroxy-3-methoxymethamphetamine (HMMA) and (S)-3,4-dihydroxymethamphetamine (HHMA) were prepared for unequivocal identification of the differential enantioselective metabolism of these compounds as well as for its application in the analysis of biological samples. Capillary electrophoresis with cyclodextrin derivatives and a chemical correlation of (S)-MDMA, (S)-HMMA and (S)-HHMA has been performed to assign the absolute stereochemistry of major isomers in analytical standards enriched with such enantiomers.


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