What are research chemicals ?

Research chemicals are synthetic or semi-synthetic compounds that are meant for medical and scientific research purposes. They are used to mimic the effects of prohibited substances. They are often purchased online, commonly considered as ‘Not for Human Consumption’ to reduce the common people selling them. Because of their exceptive nature and relative harms they are exempted to encourage the use of these substances which is against the law.

Research chemicals usually come in crystals, white powder, capsules form, or packaged on blotter tabs. There are several methods of administration, including ingesting, injecting, smoking, snorting, and using anally.

Types of Research Chemicals:

1. Pharmacological research chemicals: Research chemicals are basically used in the development of novel pharmacotherapies. Most widespread medical laboratory uses include for drug development, medical, biochemical research and animal testing.

Pharmacological research chemicals are also used to determine therapeutic value, toxicology testing by contract with research organizations to verify drug safety, perform analysis by drug test and forensic toxicology labs for the purposes of estimating human exposure. Example of Pharmacological research chemicals: Mephedrone, Methoxetamine, and Piperazine Fluosilicate.

2. Agricultural research chemicals: Research agrochemicals are mainly used to select effective use in commercial off-the-shelf end-user products. Generally, research agrochemicals are never publicly marketed. Agricultural research chemicals often use chronological code names. Some of the agricultural research chemicals are: Tryptamines, Phenethylamine, and Synthetic opioids.

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