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NCJ Number: 119823 Find in a Library
Title: Techniques for the Detection and Identification of Amphetamines and Amphetamine-Like Substances
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:37  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (January-March 1985)  Pages:95-112
Author(s): K E Rasmussen; P Knutsen
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article discusses several analytical techniques used by forensic chemists to detect and identify amphetamines and amphetamine-like substances in nonbiological samples.
Abstract: Common methods used in the analysis of amphetamines are discussed, including those that are simple and inexpensive as well as those that are sophisticated and advanced. Methods used to identify the individual drugs in street drugs are briefly identified. The following analytical techniques are identified and discussed: microcrystal tests, ultraviolet spectrophotometry, color tests, gas chromatography, fluorescence spectrometry, thin-layer chromatography, infra-red and Raman spectophotometry, and high performance liquid chromatography. 63 footnotes. (Author abstract modified.)
Main Term(s): Drug analysis
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Chromatography; Spectroscopy
Note: Special issue on Scientific developments relating to detection techniques for the control of drugs
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