Tackling the forensic analytical challenges associated with the global increase in seizures of cathinone-derived "legal highs"

O. B. Sutcliffe, N. N. Daeid, O. I. G. Khreit

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Abstract

The increase in the global abuse of synthetic cathinones has given rise to significant legal and analytical challenges in their identification and quantification - thus rapid methods of testing (especially in the field) are urgently required. This paper presents synthesis; characterisation; validated presumptive and quantitative methods for these substances (both in pure and adulterated samples) and a rapid, novel NMR screening technique for street samples containing components which cannot normally be detected using standard chromatographic methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number188-ANYL
JournalAbstracts of papers - American Chemical Society
Volume242
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2011
Event242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Denver, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • forensic

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