Aminoindanes—the next wave of ‘legal highs’?
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Drug Testing and Analysis
Special Issue: New Psychoactive Substances
Volume 3, Issue 7-8, pages 479–482, July - August 2011
How to Cite
Sainsbury, P.D., Kicman, A.T., Archer, R.P., King, L.A. and Braithwaite, R.A. (2011), Aminoindanes—the next wave of ‘legal highs’?. Drug Test Analysis, 3: 479–482. doi: 10.1002/dta.318
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 11 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 24 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAY 2011
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Due to its closed ring system, 2-aminoindane is a conformationally rigid analogue of amphetamine. Internet websites offering synthetic compounds as ‘research chemicals’ have recently been advertising 5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane (MDAI), 5, 6-methylenedioxy-N-methyl-2-aminoindane (MDMAI), 5-iodo-2-aminoindane (5-IAI), and 5-methoxy-6-methyl-2-aminoindane (MMAI). The chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicological aspects of this new class of psychoactive substances are reviewed, as these could become the next wave of ‘legal highs’. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.