The liebermann reagent is ideal as a secondary test for making positive IDs.
It is able to test for a vast number of compounds including MDMA/ecstasy, mescaline, heroin, 2C-B, MDA and many others – check out our testing page for more information. It can also detect dangerous PMA and PMMA.
It should be stored in a fridge for optimum shelf life and has a life of around 12 months. At room temperature the shelf life is under 4 months.
Each bottle will give approximately 30 tests.
As with all reagent tests, this reagent contains strong acid and should be handled with care. Please note that this uses matrix-bound test technology and is not a liquid. We no longer sell the old liquid test technology.
The Liebermann reagent contains under 4% sodium nitrite by mass and has an estimated toxicity of 4 g/kg orally in rats as a result. It must obviously NOT be eaten. It does not burn cellulose spontaneously and is not considered oxidising as a result.