A Ground Truth Data Set of Gas Chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) Analysed Synthesised Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA)



An open source format data set of Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine. This data set was derived from a PhD project which involved the repetitive chemical synthesis of a series of methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA) samples following a series of known synthetic chemical routes.

Controlled drug samples are normally chemically analysed to determine their identity and in some cases, their purity. There are also circumstances where a more broad chemical characterisation of drug samples may also be required. This involves investigating the chemical impurities that may be present in a drug sample as a consequence of their synthesis. This ‘impurity or drug profiling’ can be derived from drugs which are synthesised chemically or extracted from plant materials and then modified chemically. Impurity profiling can provide some insight into the synthetic methods used and sometimes the starting chemicals used.
We report on the data generated from repetitive (n=18) synthesis of ecstasy (methylenedioxymethylamphetamine or MDMA) made by three different synthetic methods.

Each data sample is expressed in multiple formats.

Data are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Date made available4 Oct 2022
PublisherUniversity of Dundee

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