If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Quick Screening of Crystal Methamphetamine/Methyl Sulfone Exhibits by Raman Spectroscopy

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

Abstract: 

The analysis of mixtures of “crystal meth” (usually comprised of methyl sulfone [MS] and methamphetamine [MA]) by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) is routine in many forensic drug laboratories. The utilization of Raman spectroscopy for the identification of such mixtures quickly and without the need for a separation technique is discussed. Samples were dissolved in water and Raman spectra of the resulting aqueous solutions were collected. By comparing these spectra to spectra of methylsulfone and MA mixtures of known composition, an indication of the composition of the sample can be obtained in only a few minutes. This spectral comparison also can be used as a semi-quantitative analysis of MA concentrations in such exhibits.

Keywords: Raman spectroscopy; controlled substances; crystal meth; drug mixtures; forensic science; isopropylbenzylamine; methamphetamine; methyl sulfone

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01336.x

Affiliations: Criminalist, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, 800 E. 2nd Street, Edmond, OK 73034.

Publication date: July 1, 2010

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more