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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.
|Chlorpromazine HCl||Blackish red|
|Codeine||Very dark bluish green|
|Diacetylmorphine HCl (Heroin)||Deep bluish green|
|Dimethoxy-meth HCl||Dark brown|
|Doxepin HCl||Very dark red|
|Dristan||Light olive brown|
|Exedrine||Dark greyish yellow|
|Mace||Dark greyish olive|
|Methylenedioxyamphetamine HCl (MDA)||Very dark bluish green|
|Mescaline HCl||Moderate olive|
|Morphine monohydrate||Very dark bluish green|
|Oxycodone HCl||Moderate olive|
|Propoxyphene HCl||Deep reddish brown|
|Sugar||Brilliant greenish yellow|
- "Mecke Reagent Testing Kit (Red Label)". Dancesafe. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "Color Test Reagents/Kits for Preliminary Identification of Drugs of Abuse" (PDF). Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program. July 2000. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
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