Mandelin reagent is an important test primarily because, unlike Marquis and Mecke, it positively identifies the presence of ketamine and the deadly adulterants PMA and PMMA. It also detects MDxx (“ecstasy/molly”), meth/amphetamine, cocaine and more. Contains enough reagent for approximately 50 tests.
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The Mandelin Reagent is a solution of sulfuric acid and ammonium vanadate. The Mandelin Reagent is ideal for detecting the presence of MDxx, ketamine, certain substances from the 2C-T- group, certain opiates, and the deadly adulterant PMA/PMMA.
NOTE: Fresh Mandelin Reagent is naturally a bright yellow in color by itself, and should be shaken very well before using. All color reactions given here are what you should see after 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- MDxx – Blue to black
- Ketamine – Orange to very dark orange
- PMA/PMMA – Green to brown
- MEth/amphetamine – Green
- 2C-T-x – Orange to salmon
- Cocaine – Light orange
- MDPV, Methylone – No reaction
- Oxycodone – Olive
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The color reactions for MDMA, MDA, and MDE are very similar. Methamphetamine and amphetamine are the same green. You can use the Simon’s Reagent to tell the difference between MDA and MDMA/MDE, or between methamphetamine and amphetamine. MDE is relatively rare.
IMPORTANT: Never have more than one reagent bottle open at a time. If you mix up the caps and put the wrong cap on the wrong reagent bottle, this may cross-contaminate the reagents and ruin them. Be sure to perform the tests in a well-lit location.
- Scrape a tiny bit of your pill or powder onto a large, white ceramic plate. Use just enough powder to see on the plate.
- Take the reagent bottle out of the plastic safety container. Remove the cap and turn the bottle upside-down a couple inches over the powder . Squeeze one drop out of the bottle onto the powder. Be careful to not let the dropper bottle touch your powder or you will contaminate and ruin the rest of the reagent. Replace the cap.
- Observe the color change right away. Use the Mandelin column of the color chart included with your kit to evaluate your test.
If the reagent either does not change any color during the first 30 seconds or if it produces some other color-change sequence, then the pill definitely does not contain any of the above substances. It may also be highly adulterated with one or more unknown substances. You can use other DanceSafe reagents on new samples to look for the presence of other substances. Wash the testing surfaces with soap and water as soon as possible.
Storage and Handling Instructions
The Mandelin Reagent is primarily sulphuric acid and is strong enough to burn skin and clothing. Keep out of eyes and mouth. Wear latex gloves when handling the bottle and cap. If you get some on you, then wash quickly with soap and water. Wash testing surfaces with soap and water as well. Dispose of any unwanted reagent down the sink with running water and baking soda. Store all testing kits in a cold, dark place (like your freezer) between uses.
NOTE: Mandelin Reagent can only determine the PRESENCE, not QUANTITY or PURITY, of a particular substance. Dark color reactions will tend to override reactions to other substances also in the pill.
A positive or negative reaction for a substance does not indicate that a drug is safe. No drug use is 100% safe.