Simon's Reagent Test Instructions

Simon’s reagent test is a chemical colorimetric test used for the detection of secondary amines. By adding the reagent to a sample, a characteristic blue color change occurs, indicating the presence of these compounds. Simon’s reagent test has found extensive application in forensic and drug testing contexts, aiding in the identification of various substances including certain drugs and alkaloids. Its simple yet effective methodology has made it a popular tool for rapid and preliminary screening in diverse fields, contributing significantly to the advancement of chemical analysis techniques.

Simon’s reagent is the main drug testing kit for secondary amines. Simon’s test is best for MDMA, methamphetamine, mephedrone, PMMA and more.

How to test?

Simon’s Reagent Test Instructions

Watch how to use Simon's reagent:

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A positive or negative Simon’s reagent test kit result does not indicate if a substance is safe. No substance is 100% safe.