Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Morphine in Opium

    Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 1973)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


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

    (Received 1 April 1972; accepted 19 October 1972)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS10023J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10023J

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    Title Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Morphine in Opium
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