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VT 2008 Research and Development in the Area of Controlled Substances Detection and Analysis

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $92,888)

The proposed research seeks to develop procedures and protocols for the analysis of drugs yielding limited MS information via GC-IR and report to the forensic community the benefits and limitations of this technology. This research will focus on the routine identification of commonly encountered drugs, designer drugs, closely related drug isomers, as well as the fundamentals of the gas chromatography and infrared systems. If successful, this project could introduce a new method of drug analysis that would be quicker, or could allow for simultaneous processing of casework with existing methods and so should relieve backlogs in drug analysis.


Date Created: September 16, 2008