Identification and Quantitation of Norcocaine in Illicit Cocaine Samples

    Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Kumar, A
    Forensic Chemist, Drug Enforcement Administration, Southeast Laboratory, Miami, FL

    Kiser, WO
    Forensic Chemist, Roanoke Crime Laboratory, Roanoke, VA

    (Received 7 September 1993; accepted 30 September 1994)

    Abstract

    A gas chromatographic method for determining norcocaine concentration in cocaine powder is presented. The lower detection limit was 0.01%. GC/MS was used to confirm the presence of norcocaine. Norcocaine concentrations in 170 of 198 illicit cocaine samples tested ranged from 0.01% to 3.70%, with an average of 0.54%. Norcocaine was not detected in 28 of the 198 samples.


    Paper ID: JFS13805J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13805J

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    Title Identification and Quantitation of Norcocaine in Illicit Cocaine Samples
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30