A high-sensitivity ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HR-TOFMS) method for screening synthetic cannabinoids and other drugs of abuse in urine

@article{Sundstrm2013AHU,
  title={A high-sensitivity ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HR-TOFMS) method for screening synthetic cannabinoids and other drugs of abuse in urine},
  author={Mira Sundstr{\"o}m and Anna Pelander and Verena Angerer and Melanie Hutter and Stefan Kneisel and Ilkka Ojanper{\"a}},
  journal={Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={405},
  pages={8463-8474}
}
AbstractThe continuing emergence of designer drugs imposes high demands on the scope and sensitivity of toxicological drug screening procedures. An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HR-TOFMS) method was developed for screening and simultaneous confirmation of both designer drugs and other drugs of abuse in urine samples in a single run. The method covered selected synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones, amphetamines, natural… 

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