Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    An Analytical Study of Illicit Lysergide

    (Received 13 April 1983; accepted 27 May 1983)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A procedure for the analysis of lysergide, applicable to the illicit material dispersed on paper sheets and in tablets is described. Thin-layer and high performance liquid chromatography are used to separate lysergide from related compounds. Attention is drawn to the limitations of infrared spectroscopy for distinguishing between the salt and base forms of lysergide. Ion chromatography is used to separate the anions present in illicit samples. The quantities of any anions present that form stable salts with lysergide are compared with the amount of lysergide in the sample, from which the salt form of the presentation is deduced.


    Author Information:

    Martin, CF
    Scientific officer, scientific officer, higher scientific officer, principal scientific officer, and head of Regulated Drugs Section, Laboratory of the Government Chemist Cornwall House, London,

    Woods, DJ
    Scientific officer, scientific officer, higher scientific officer, principal scientific officer, and head of Regulated Drugs Section, Laboratory of the Government Chemist Cornwall House, London,

    Baker, PB
    Scientific officer, scientific officer, higher scientific officer, principal scientific officer, and head of Regulated Drugs Section, Laboratory of the Government Chemist Cornwall House, London,

    McDonald, P
    Scientific officer, scientific officer, higher scientific officer, principal scientific officer, and head of Regulated Drugs Section, Laboratory of the Government Chemist Cornwall House, London,

    Gough, TA
    Scientific officer, scientific officer, higher scientific officer, principal scientific officer, and head of Regulated Drugs Section, Laboratory of the Government Chemist Cornwall House, London,


    Stock #: JFS11642J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11642J

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    Title An Analytical Study of Illicit Lysergide
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