Chemist and deputy leader, Forensic Laboratory, Police and Military Department of Basle City, Basle,
Scientist, Analytical Promotion, Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basle,
(Received 9 October 1990; accepted 28 May 1991)
Fourier transform spectrometers in the near infrared-region, equipped with optical fiber bundles and driven by fast computers, can measure and identify drugs in a few seconds. A library with 37 spectra of drugs and other powders for stretching drugs, such as saccharoses, was generated. Assessment and optimization of a reference library by mathematical means is discussed. The method is simple, fast, and reliable and can be validated.
Paper ID: JFS13209J