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The Analysis of Controlled Substances

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This work delivers practical information relating to the analysis of controlled substances, such as how to carry out an analysis, what the results of an analysis mean, and how to use the results as court evidence or for drugs intelligence purposes.

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It is now recognized that to ensure the validity of a forensic science analysis, a number of criteria need to be met, including ensuring that the: * sample is suitable for the analysis * analysis to be undertaken will answer the question being asked * analysis has been correctly carried out * data has been correctly recorded * data has been correctly interpreted * findings are correctly reported The aim of this text is to provide an understanding into the analysis of drugs of abuse within the context of their control, an appreciation of the different methods that can be used for drug analysis and the reasons for their use. The major classes of drugs of abuse are addressed, the analysis of which follows a systematic framework, including description, presumptive testing, thin layer chromatography, instrumental methods and data analysis. Throughout the text, regular questions and answers are used to further develop an understanding of the processes being used. This book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of forensic science, and to forensic science practitioners who are new in post or receiving additional or refresher training. It will also appeal to those who are studying controlled substances as broadening courses in other scientific disciplines

Presenting new developments in sampling and drug profiling, this book also provides practical information on how to carry out analysis, what the results mean and how they can be used as court evidence and for drugs intelligence purposes. * Includes case-studies with full data and spectra, helping readers to identify substances * Accessibly organized by class of compound * Contains an up-to-date list of the newest drugs

Series Preface. Preface. Acronyms, Abreviations and Symbols. About the Author. Introduction to Drug Trends, Control, Legislation and Analysis. Amphetamine and Related Compounds. The Analysis of LSD. Cannabis sativa and Products. Diamorphine and Heroin. Cocaine. Products from Catha edulis and Lophophora williamsii. The Analysis of Psilocybin and Psilocin from Fungi. The Analysis of Controlled Pharmaceutical Drugs - Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines. Current Status, Summary and Conclusions. Appendix 1. Presumptive (Colour) Tests. Appendix 2. Less-Common Controlled Substances. Responses to Self-Assessment Questions. Bibliography. Glossary of Terms. SI Units and Physical Constants. Periodic Table. Index.

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Titre: The Analysis of Controlled Substances
Sous-titre: A Systematic Approach
Code EAN: 9780471492535
ISBN: 978-0-471-49253-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Genre: Chimie
nombre de pages: 214
Poids: 344g
Taille: H228mm x B155mm x T13mm
Année: 2003
Auflage: 1. Auflage


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