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Isopropylbenzylamine

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    Isopropylbenzylamine is chemical compound used as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry as a precursor to the manufacture of some drugs It has recently come to the attention of the DEA due to its use by illicit methamphetamine manufacturers as a diluting agent which is very similar in appearance and physical properties to methamphetamine and is cheap and not currently illegal Isopropylbenzylamine is a structural isomer of methamphetamine and has the same molar mass It is also a secondary amine like methamphetamine and forms salts in the same way Consequently it looks very similar to methamphetamine and has a similar melting point and can be used to dilute methamphetamine without this being obvious to users Isopropylbenzylamine is not thought to have any stimulant effects in its own right however and its toxicity is unknown N-ISOPROPYLBENZYLAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE (AS “ICE” METHAMPHETAMINE MIMICS) ON THE WEST COAST DEA Microgram Bulletin March 2008 Other "cutting" agents found to have been used for methamphetamine include the related compounds methylbenzylamine and ethylbenzylamine as well as dimethylsulfone N-BENZYLMETHYLAMINE HCL AND N-BENZYLETHYLAMINE HCL ("ICE" AND CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE MIMICS) IN THE SOUTHWEST DEA Microgram Bulletin August 2007

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