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Jan 9, 2015

Misuse of Drugs act updates


On 7th of January the Misuse of Drugs act was updated to greatly extend the chemical  space definition of Tryptamines under the generic structure rules; in addition several named chemicals were also controlled. These changes have been incorporated in Controlled Substances Squared to ensure continued compliance. Click here for more information on Controlled Substances Squared.

For those interested the updated generic structure rule now reads….

“For paragraph 1(b) of Part 1, substitute—

On 7th of January the Misuse of Drugs act was updated to greatly extend the chemical  space definition of Tryptamines under the generic structure rules, in addition several named chemicals were also controlled. These changes have been incorporated in Controlled Substances Squared to ensure continued compliance. Click here for more information on Controlled Substances Squared.

For those interested the updated generic structure rule now reads….

“For paragraph 1(b) of Part 1, substitute—

“(b)any compound (not being a compound for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (a) above) structurally derived from tryptamine or from a ring-hydroxy tryptamine by modification in any of the following ways, that is to say—

(i)by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the sidechain to any extent with alkyl or alkenyl substituents, or by inclusion of the nitrogen atom of the side chain (and no other atoms of the side chain) in a cyclic structure;

(ii)by substitution at the carbon atom adjacent to the nitrogen atom of the side chain with alkyl or alkenyl substituents;

(iii)by substitution in the 6-membered ring to any extent with alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, thioalkyl, alkylenedioxy, or halide substituents;

(iv)by substitution at the 2-position of the tryptamine ring system with an alkyl substituent;”.

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