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Qualitative drug analysis of hair extracts by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Guthery, Bill; Bassindale, Tom; Bassindale, Alan; Pillinger, Colin T. and Morgan, Geraint H. (2010). Qualitative drug analysis of hair extracts by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1217(26) pp. 4402–4410.

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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.
ISSN: 0021-9673
Project Funding Details:
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Keywords: GC × GC/TOFMS; orthogonal separation; qualitative drug analysis; hair; mass spectral deconvolution; cryo-modulation
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Other Departments > Vice-Chancellor's Office
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Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 26518
Depositing User: Geraint Morgan
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 11:49
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:15
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