4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine: psychoactivity, toxic effects and analytical methods

Forensic Sci Int. May-Jun 1983;21(3):259-67. doi: 10.1016/0379-0738(83)90131-7.


4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine (bromo-DMA) is a drug of special interest in Australia as it is available in forms which are seldom seen elsewhere in the world. Data of interest to the Forensic Chemist is summarized. The psychoactivity of bromo-DMA is discussed and a number of case histories involving higher doses are related. A description of dosage forms has been included and variations in drug concentration is discussed. Chemical properties and various methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis, including the use of high performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and infra-red spectroscopy are listed.

MeSH terms

  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Methylamphetamine / analogs & derivatives
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Methylamphetamine / analysis*
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Methylamphetamine / toxicity
  • Amphetamines / analysis*
  • Australia
  • Dosage Forms
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Humans
  • Psychotropic Drugs / analysis


  • Amphetamines
  • Dosage Forms
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Methylamphetamine
  • 2,5-dimethoxy-4-bromoamphetamine