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NCJ Number: 158066 Find in a Library
Title: Novel Chlorinated Tropanes Derived From the Treatment of Cocaine With Sodium Hypochlorite
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:40  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:816-822
Author(s): J F Casale; J M Moore; D A Cooper
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined whether sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) would provide unique compounds for cocaine signature and comparative analysis purposes.
Abstract: Several novel chlorinated tropanes were produced when cocaine was treated with aqueous sodium hypochlorite. Two of these compounds, 2'- and 3'-chlorobenzoyloxy-2-carbomethoxypseudotropine (ortho- and meta-chlorococaine) were characterized by synthesis and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Four other new chlorinated tropanes (endo-6 and 7-chlorococaine, exo-6 or 7-chlorococaine, and N-chlorobenzoylnorecgonine methyl ester) were also tentatively identified through mass chromatography retention data and mass spectra. 8 figures and 6 references
Main Term(s): Drug analysis
Index Term(s): Chromatography; Cocaine; Mass spectroscopy; Science and Technology
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