Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR) Characterization of the Ethyl Acetate Complex of O6-Acetylmorphine

    (Received 21 February 1987; accepted 4 May 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The solid-state infrared spectral features of the (1:1) O6-acetylmorphine-ethyl acetate complex are compared to those of its host, O6-acetylmorphine base, and to its very similar analog, O3,O6-diacetylmorphine (heroin). The formation of a stable complex appears to be unique to O6-acetylmorphine for neither morphine nor its closely related derivatives, codeine, thebaine, heroin, or O3-acetylmorphine form isolable adducts during ethyl acetate extraction. Factors affecting formation of this complex during workup and extraction of forensic science exhibits are discussed.


    Author Information:

    Neville, GA
    Technologist and head of spectroscopy section, Drug Identification Division, Bureau of Drug Research, Health Protection Branch, Health and Welfare Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

    Beckstead, HD
    Technologist and head of spectroscopy section, Drug Identification Division, Bureau of Drug Research, Health Protection Branch, Health and Welfare Canada, Ottawa, Ontario


    Stock #: JFS12454J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12454J

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    Title Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR) Characterization of the Ethyl Acetate Complex of O6-Acetylmorphine
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    Committee E30