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Simple techniques to detect and identify phentermine adulteration

Authors
Journal
Forensic Science International
0379-0738
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
23
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0379-0738(83)90144-5
Keywords
  • Tlc
  • Phentermine
  • Adulteration
  • Caffeine
  • Phenylpropanolamine

Abstract

Abstract Phentermine capsules labelled Ionamin ® were suspected of being counterfeit. Examination of the contents revealed no phentermine, but caffeine and phenylpropanolamine. The usual microcrystalline and spectrodensitometry was used to confirm results of spectrophotometric identity tests.

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