Impurity Profiling Analysis of Illicit Methamphetamine by Capillary Gas Chromatography

    Volume 39, Issue 2 (March 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 12


    Tanaka, K
    Forensic Chemists; Chief, Drugs and Toxicology Section; and Director, Forensic Science Division, Drugs and Toxicology Section National Research Institute of Police Science, Tokyo,

    Seta, S
    Forensic Chemists; Chief, Drugs and Toxicology Section; and Director, Forensic Science Division, Drugs and Toxicology Section National Research Institute of Police Science, Tokyo,

    Inoue, T
    Forensic Chemists; Chief, Drugs and Toxicology Section; and Director, Forensic Science Division, Drugs and Toxicology Section National Research Institute of Police Science, Tokyo,

    Ohmor, T
    Forensic Chemists; Chief, Drugs and Toxicology Section; and Director, Forensic Science Division, Drugs and Toxicology Section National Research Institute of Police Science, Tokyo,

    (Received 21 April 1993; accepted 29 July 1993)

    Abstract

    The characterizations of methamphetamine samples illegally marketed in Japan were examined by capillary gas chromatographic impurity profiles. The ethyl acetate-extract under basic condition showed the most characteristic and diagnostic gas chromatographic profiles. Most tested samples showed different impurity profiles, though expected similarities existed between some samples found at the same places and times. These profiles were not influenced by the storage of samples. The comparison of impurity profiles obtained by the reported procedure provides very useful information for determining the common and different origin of methamphetamine seizures.


    Paper ID: JFS13622J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13622J

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