Journal Published Online: 01 May 1995
Volume 40, Issue 3

Identification and Quantitation of Norcocaine in Illicit Cocaine Samples



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.

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Kumar, A
Drug Enforcement Administration, Southeast Laboratory, Miami, FL
Kiser, WO
Roanoke Crime Laboratory, Roanoke, VA
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS13805J