Reversing microcrystalline tests-An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse

Leonie E. Elie*, Mark G. Baron, Ruth S. Croxton, Mathieu P. Elie

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Abstract

A combined analysis of microcrystalline tests followed by LC-MS or GC-MS analysis is described. Microcrystalline tests are shown to be non-destructive as addition products formed were easily dissociated after the application of an appropriate solvent. Subsequent analysis of the sample was done to quantify the recovery of the drug. Examples were performed using the date rape drug γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and the synthetic opioid methadone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e55-e58
JournalForensic Science International
Volume207
Issue number1-3
Early online date1 Feb 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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