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NCJ Number: 136019 Find in a Library
Title: Analysis and Identification of Steroids
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:(March 1992)  Pages:488-502
Author(s): D M Chiong; E Consuegra-Rodriguez; J R Almirall
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 15
Type: Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In October 1987, anabolic steroids were controlled under Schedule IV of Florida State Statute 893; this study establishes a method of analysis and identification of evidentiary cases.
Abstract: Spot tests, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS), Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NRM), thin-layer chromatography (TLC), and extractions were performed on standard and pharmaceutical steroids. Mandelin's spot test, accompanied by the sulfuric acid test, provided the best indication of a steroid among the following four spot tests performed: sulfuric acid, napthol-sulfuric acid, Liebermann's, and Mandelin's. TLC was successfully performed on the steroid samples by using two eluent systems: TP and TQ. GC/MS was a useful method of analysis applicable to most steroids, with only a few exceptions. FT-IR spectra were found to match the spectra from the literature for all the standards tested. The combination of the above techniques was used successfully in the identification of all the standards tested. These techniques can thus be used to identify all the steroid compounds. 22 figures and 5 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Steroids
Index Term(s): Drug detection; Drug testing
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