Published Online: 1 January 1975
Page Count: 5
Research associate, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
Laboratory supervisor, Toxicology Laboratory, The Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Assistant professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
(Received 22 April 1974; accepted 8 June 1974)
Forensic analysis of skeletal muscle relaxants such as tubocurarine and gallamine has been hampered by the fact that these quaternary ammonium compounds are not readily extractable from the biological matrix. Several techniques have been presented to effect this extraction, but these appear to result in either erratic, incomplete extraction  or in nonselective extraction .
Paper ID: JFS10243J