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Comparison of the Novel Direct Analysis in Real Time time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (AccuTOF-DART) and Signature Analysis for the Identification of Constituents of Refined Illicit Cocaine

NCJ Number
255292
Date Published
2007
Length
7 pages
Author(s)
J. D. Ropero-Miller; P. R. Stout; N. D. Bynum; J. F. Casale
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description
Grant Number(s)
2006-DN-BX-K014
Annotation
This article reports on the characterization of 25 illicit cocaine samples by a novel application of direct analysis in real time (DART) sample introduction coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS), and cocaine signature analysis is provided.
Abstract
The AccuTOF-DARTTM analysis of the cocaine samples resulted in the detection of most analytes, although some compounds were not detected. This new technique is easy, rapid, requires very little sample, and can be used to screen even complex mixtures. Potential applications, including use for signature analyses of controlled substances, are discussed. (publisher abstract modified)
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