Volume 22, Issue 3 (July 1977)

    Forensic Applications of X-Ray Diffraction. I: Differentiation of Piperidyl Benzilates and Related Glycolates by Micro-X-Ray Diffraction

    (Received 22 November 1976; accepted 11 January 1977)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The differentiation of closely related compounds is a subject of considerable forensic importance, especially for drugs where relatively minor compositional or structural variations, such as different substituents or isomerism, have considerable physiological effects and may distinguish between a controlled substance and an uncontrolled one. Frequently, common techniques such as ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy are ineffective in such cases [1], and others such as thin-layer chromatography (TLC) [2] lack specificity of response. Some effective techniques such as mass spectrometry (MS) [3] are often not readily available.


    Author Information:

    Giessen, BC
    Research associate, senior scientist, research assistant, and associate director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

    Polk, DE
    Research associate, senior scientist, research assistant, and associate director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

    Barrick, JC
    Research associate, senior scientist, research assistant, and associate director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

    Raman, RV
    Research associate, senior scientist, research assistant, and associate director, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.


    Stock #: JFS10622J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10622J

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    Title Forensic Applications of X-Ray Diffraction. I: Differentiation of Piperidyl Benzilates and Related Glycolates by Micro-X-Ray Diffraction
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    Committee E30