Forensic Lab Talks
Wednesday – February 1, 2023
1:00 PM EST
About This Series
The Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has joined forces with Wiley to present a series of virtual educational seminars for forensic scientists.
The series will cover a range of topics important to this community highlighting the most recent methods and best practices in areas such as forensic chemistry (covering spectroscopy, microscopy, and other techniques), toxicology, trace evidence, DNA analysis, and many more.
Please Note: Previous Forensic Lab Talk participants must register below to attend this Virtual Seminar.
Clandestine Synthesis of Methamphetamine:
February 1, 2023 1:00PM EST
Methamphetamine is a stimulant that is often manufactured in clandestine drug laboratories. This presentation will review methamphetamine and its pharmacological and physical properties, including both the D- form stereoisomer that is a stimulant and the L-form stereoisomer that is a decongestant. Methamphetamine is produced in illicit laboratories using two major processes, the reductive amination of phenyl-2-propanone (P-2-P) and the reduction of pseudoephedrine. Within each major process there are multiple routes of manufacture. The precursors, reagents, by-products and processes that use equipment that are associated with each route of manufacture will be described, along with their impact on current signature profiling efforts. Trends in manufacture as legislation and resources have changed will be discussed.
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