Detection of thiopental and pentobarbital in head and pubic hair in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault.

@article{Frison2003DetectionOT,
  title={Detection of thiopental and pentobarbital in head and pubic hair in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault.},
  author={Giampietro Frison and Donata Favretto and Luciano Tedeschi and Santo Davide Ferrara},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 1-2},
  pages={171-4}
}
The quali-quantitative determination of two barbiturates, thiopental and its metabolite pentobarbital, in head and pubic hair samples of a woman who had been sexually assaulted during hospitalisation, is reported. Hair was analysed by means of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-multiple mass spectrometry (GC-MS-MS), in chemical ionisation conditions. Thiopental and pentobarbital were found in three proximal head hair segments (sample 1A: 0.30 and 0.40 ng/mg; sample 1B: 0… CONTINUE READING
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