Turner, Nicholas W.; Cauchi, Michael; Piletska, Elena V.; Preston, Christopher and Piletsky, Sergey A.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2009.04.030|
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Identification and quantification of the opiates morphine and thebaine has been achieved in three commercial poppy cultivars using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy, from a simple and rapid methanolic extraction, suitable for field analysis. The limits of detection were 0.13 mg/ml (0.013%, w/v) and 0.3 mg/ml (0.03%, w/v) respectively. The concentrations of opiates present were verified with HPLC–MS. The chemometrics has been used to identify specific “signature” peaks in the poppy IR spectra for characterisation of cultivar by its unique fingerprint offering a potential forensic application in opiate crop analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Elsevier B.V.|
|Keywords:||FTIR; opiate; sensor; chemometrics; field assay|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
|Depositing User:||Nicholas Turner|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jan 2011 13:18|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 10:57|
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