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Title: An evaluation of isotope ratio mass spectrometry for the profilling of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine
Author: Buchanan, Hilary Ann Scott
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2009
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Abstract:
Drug profiling, or linking samples of illicit drugs to a common source or synthetic route, has long been a goal of law enforcement. Recently, research has focused on the applicability of isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) for this task. In this work, MDMA HCl samples were synthesized in-house from the same batch of starting ketone by three reductive aminations (Al/Hg amalgam, NaBH4, and Pt/H2). The resulting MDMA was analysed by IRMS for carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen isotope ratios.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.501663  DOI: Not available
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