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.
|Journal||Abstracts of papers - American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2011|
|Event||242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Denver, United States|
Duration: 28 Aug 2011 → 1 Sep 2011
Sutcliffe, O. B., Daeid, N. N., & Khreit, O. I. G. (2011). Tackling the forensic analytical challenges associated with the global increase in seizures of cathinone-derived "legal highs". Abstracts of papers - American Chemical Society, 242, [188-ANYL ].