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99% of synthetic drugs are white powders. Beyond any other source, a test kit is the only way you can truly know the identity of a substance, here is an introduction to the various kinds of common test kit including various worldwide sources.
 
99% of synthetic drugs are white powders. Beyond any other source, a test kit is the only way you can truly know the identity of a substance, here is an introduction to the various kinds of common test kit including various worldwide sources.
  
A color chart for all reagents can be found at [http://www.dancesafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/kit-instructions-back.jpg Dancesafe].
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A color chart for all reagents can be found at [http://www.dancesafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/kit-instructions-back.jpg Dancesafe]. Erowid has a great [https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mdma/mdma_faq_testing_kits.shtml Ecstasy Testing Kit FAQ.]
  
 
==Marquis Reagent==
 
==Marquis Reagent==

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99% of synthetic drugs are white powders. Beyond any other source, a test kit is the only way you can truly know the identity of a substance, here is an introduction to the various kinds of common test kit including various worldwide sources.

A color chart for all reagents can be found at Dancesafe. Erowid has a great Ecstasy Testing Kit FAQ.

Marquis Reagent

Marquis' reagent is used as a simple spot-test to presumptively identify alkaloids as well as other compounds. It is composed of a mixture of formaldehyde and concentrated sulfuric acid, which is dripped onto the substance being tested. The United States Department of Justice method for producing the reagent is the addition of 100 mL of concentrated (95–98%) sulfuric acid to 5 mL of 40% formaldehyde.

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Mandelin Reagent

The Mandelin reagent is used as a simple spot-test to presumptively identify alkaloids as well as other compounds. It is composed of a mixture of ammonium metavanadate and concentrated sulfuric acid. Its primary use is for the detection of ketamine and PMA. The United States Department of Justice method for producing the reagent is the addition of 100 mL of concentrated (95–98%) sulfuric acid to 1 g of ammonium vanadate.

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Mecke Reagent

The Mecke reagent is used as a simple spot-test to presumptively identify alkaloids as well as other compounds. It is composed of a mixture of selenious acid and concentrated sulfuric acid, which is dripped onto the substance being tested. The United States Department of Justice method for producing the reagent is the addition of 100 mL of concentrated (95-98%) sulfuric acid to 1 g of selenious acid.

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