Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 1973)

    Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Morphine in Opium

    (Received 1 April 1972; accepted 19 October 1972)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Opium is obtained from the unripe seed capsules of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. It contains 25 to 30 alkaloids. Commercially, morphine, narcotine (noscapine), papaverine, thebaine, codeine, and narceine are considered the most important of these alkaloids.


    Author Information:

    Wittwer, JD
    Forensic chemist, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Dallas Regional Laboratory, Dallas, Texas


    Stock #: JFS10023J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10023J

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    Title Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Morphine in Opium
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