Guthery, Bill; Bassindale, Tom; Bassindale, Alan; Pillinger, Colin T. and Morgan, Geraint H.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2010.04.020|
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A technique using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC/TOFMS) is applied to a qualitative analysis of three sample extracts from hair suspected of containing various drug compounds. The samples were also subjected to a quantitative target analysis for codeine, morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), amphetamine, methamphetamine, methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA), methadone, and benzylpiperazine (BZP) by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). GCxGC/TOFMS provided a non-specific procedure that identified various drugs, metabolites, and impurities not included in the target analysis. They included cocaine, diazepam, and methaqualone (quaalude). Comprehensive GCxGC separation was achieved using twin-stage cryo-modulation to focus eluant from a DB-5 ms (5% phenyl) to a BPX50 (50% phenyl) GC column. The TOF mass spectrometer provided unit mass resolution in the mass range m/z 5-1000 and rapid spectral acquisition (≤500 spectra/s). Clean mass spectra of the individual components were obtained using mass spectral deconvolution software. The 'unknown' components were identified by comparison with mass spectra stored in a library database
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Elsevier B.V.|
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|Keywords:||GC × GC/TOFMS; orthogonal separation; qualitative drug analysis; hair; mass spectral deconvolution; cryo-modulation|
|Academic Unit/Department:||?? scie-pssr ??
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|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Geraint Morgan|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jan 2011 11:49|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 02:58|
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