Analysis of Controlled Substances by Michael D. Cole

By Michael D. Cole

Featuring new advancements in sampling and drug profiling, this booklet additionally offers functional details on how one can perform research, what the consequences suggest and the way they are often used as courtroom proof and for medications intelligence purposes.

* contains case-studies with complete facts and spectra, supporting readers to spot substances
* Accessibly geared up via type of compound
* includes an updated record of the most recent medicinal drugs

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The Analysis of LSD 43 If a blue/purple colour develops, then the presence of LSD may be suspected and confirmatory tests should be carried out. 4 Why is a confirmatory test required? Answer Ehrlich’s reagent reacts with a wide range of controlled substances and other indole alkaloids. A positive reaction does not therefore prove the presence of a ‘specific’ drug. This is why it is necessary to carry out an additional confirmatory test. 4 Thin Layer Chromatography of Samples Containing LSD Following the possible identification of the presence of LSD, the next stage in the analysis is the use of thin layer chromatography (TLC).

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