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O'Connell, Donnacha and Heffron, James JA (2000) Rapid analysis of illicit drugs by mass spectrometry: results from seizures in Ireland. Analyst , 1 , (1) , pp. 119-121.

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A gas chromatographic procedure with mass spectrometric detection (GC-MS) was established to determine the principal amphetamines, methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), cocaine and pharmacologically active impurities in 'ecstasy' tablets. The procedure was developed and optimised by combining the individual methods for the various drugs of abuse available in the literature into a single GC-MS run. New variants of the main drugs which may appear on the drug scene were also detected, including N-methyl-1-phenylethylamine, a member of a new series of illicit drugs. The method is rapid and has good sensitivity and reproducibility.


Item Type:Article
Date:2000
Page Range:pp. 119-121
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
Volume:1
Number:1
Notes:Donnacha O'Connell, James J. A. Heffron, Analyst, 2000, 125(1), 119-122 - Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry. Contains figures and bibliographic references.
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Accession Number:HRB 2264 (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal drug possession (seizures)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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