Carolien M Boone

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Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a modern separation technique that has some distinct advantages for toxicological analysis, such as a high efficiency, fast analysis, flexibility, and complementary separation mechanisms to chromatographic methods. CE can be applied in various modes, which each have a different separation mechanism or selectivity. The most(More)
Two capillary electrophoresis (CE) methods were evaluated for their suitability in systematic toxicological analysis (STA). A test set of 25 barbiturates was analysed using capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC). Buffers used consisted of 90 mM borate set at pH 8.4 (CZE) and 20 mM phosphate, 50 mM sodium(More)
In systematic toxicological analysis (STA), analytical methods should have a high identification power. This can be suitably expressed by parameters such as mean list length (MLL) or discriminating power (DP). The reproducibility of a method has a great impact on its identification power, and should be as high as possible. In this study, two separation(More)
Today, hair testing is considered to be the standard method for the detection of chronic drug abuse. Nevertheless, the differentiation between systemic exposure and external contamination remains a major challenge in the forensic interpretation of hair analysis. Nowadays, it is still impossible to directly show the difference between external contamination(More)
The intra- and interinstrument reproducibilities of four capillary electrophoresis instruments were studied for identification purposes in systematic toxicological analysis (STA). A test set of 20 acidic test compounds and 5 reference compounds were analyzed for five days on each instrument using capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and micellar(More)
This review article presents an overview of current research on the use of capillary electrophoretic techniques for the analysis of drugs in biological matrices. The principles of capillary electrophoresis and its various separation and detection modes are briefly discussed. Sample pretreatment methods which have been used for clean-up and concentration are(More)
An interlaboratory pilot study was performed to determine the reproducibility of mobility parameters in capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC). The study was performed by an intended small number of laboratories (three) that used different brands of instruments (two). The effective mobility was corrected using(More)
This review presents an overview of current research on the use of capillary electrophoretic techniques for the analysis of drugs in biological matrices. The discussion focuses on the applicability of the methods for the identification of unknown toxic compounds, which is defined as systematic toxicological analysis (STA). The aim is to establish whether or(More)
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