Preliminary studies identifying and quantifying trace metal impurities in illicit ecstasy tablets using atomic spectrometry techniques

N. Nic Daeid, R.J.H. Waddell, D. Littlejohn

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Abstract

This paper illustrates some preliminary investigations into using ICP-MS in combination with ET-AAS in the analysis of Ecstasy tablets. Results indicate that a combination of both techniques can show discriminating power between seizures. Descriptions of the modifications made to optimise the ET-AAS system are described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalProblems of Forensic Science
Volume42
Issue numberXLVII
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • ecstasy
  • ICP/MS
  • ET-AAS

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