Analysis of cocaine and its adulterants in drugs for international trafficking seized by the Brazilian Federal Police.

@article{Lapachinske2015AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of cocaine and its adulterants in drugs for international trafficking seized by the Brazilian Federal Police.},
  author={Silvio Fernandes Lapachinske and Guilherme Gonçalves Okai and Ariana dos Santos and Andr{\'e} Valle de Bairros and Maur{\'i}cio Yonamine},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2015},
  volume={247},
  pages={48-53}
}
Here, gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorous detector (GC-NPD) method was developed and validated for the quantification of cocaine and adulterants (caffeine, 4-dimethylaminoantipyrine, levamisole, lidocaine and phenacetin) in illicit samples. The method was based on direct dilution of samples in methanol, sonication for 5 min and centrifugation… CONTINUE READING