Chemical of Concern

Target Product

Nitroethane

Amphetamines

Norpseudoephedrine

4-Methylaminorex

Petroleum ether

Cocaine/others

Phenylacetic acid

Phenyl-2-propanone

Phenylpropanolamine

Amphetamines/4-methylaminorex

1-Phenyl-2-propanone

Amphetamines/methamphetamine

Piperidine

PCP

Piperonal

MDA/MDMA/MDE

Potassium carbonate

Cocaine

Potassium permanganate

Cocaine

Propionic anhydride

Fentanyl analogues

Pseudoephedrine

Methamphetamine

Pyridine

Heroin

Safrole

MDA/MDMA/MDE

Sodium acetate

P-2-P

Sodium bicarbonate

Cocaine/others

Sodium carbonate

Cocaine/others

Sodium cyanide

PCP

Sodium hydroxide

Cocaine/others

Sodium suifate

Cocaine/others

Sulfuric acid

Cocaine/others

Toluene

Cocaine

o-Toluidine

Methaqualone

Xylenes

Cocaine

NOTE: Organizations may opt not to treat the commonly used chemicals on this list as COCs (e.g., acetone).

SOURCE: Severick, James. 1993. Precursor and Essential Chemicals in Illicit Drug Production: Approaches to Enforcement, National Institute of Justice. http://www.popcenter.org/problems/meth_labs/PDFs/Sevick_1993.pdf (accessed July 2009).



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