Identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) using handheld Raman spectroscopy employing both 785 and 1064nm laser sources

Identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) using handheld Raman spectroscopy employing... Forensic Science International 273 (2017) 113–123 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/f orsciint Identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) using handheld Raman spectroscopy employing both 785 and 1064 nm laser sources Amira Guirguis, Sarah Girotto, Benedetta Berti, Jacqueline L. Stair* School of Life and Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: The chemical identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in the field is challenging due not only Received 23 September 2016 Received in revised form 19 January 2017 to the plethora of substances available, but also as a result of the chemical complexity of products and the Accepted 29 January 2017 chemical similarity of NPS analogues. In this study, handheld Raman spectroscopy and the use of two Available online 4 February 2017 excitation wavelengths, 785 and 1064 nm, were evaluated for the identification of 60 NPS products. The products contained a range of NPS from classes including the aminoindanes, arylalkylamines, Keywords: benzodiazepines, and piperidines & pyrrolidines. Identification was initially assessed using the New psychoactive substances http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forensic Science International Elsevier

Identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) using handheld Raman spectroscopy employing both 785 and 1064nm laser sources

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0379-0738
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10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.01.027
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Forensic Science International 273 (2017) 113–123 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/f orsciint Identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) using handheld Raman spectroscopy employing both 785 and 1064 nm laser sources Amira Guirguis, Sarah Girotto, Benedetta Berti, Jacqueline L. Stair* School of Life and Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: The chemical identification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in the field is challenging due not only Received 23 September 2016 Received in revised form 19 January 2017 to the plethora of substances available, but also as a result of the chemical complexity of products and the Accepted 29 January 2017 chemical similarity of NPS analogues. In this study, handheld Raman spectroscopy and the use of two Available online 4 February 2017 excitation wavelengths, 785 and 1064 nm, were evaluated for the identification of 60 NPS products. The products contained a range of NPS from classes including the aminoindanes, arylalkylamines, Keywords: benzodiazepines, and piperidines & pyrrolidines. Identification was initially assessed using the New psychoactive substances

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Forensic Science InternationalElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2017

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