From smart drugs to smartphone: A colorimetric spot test for the analysis of the synthetic cannabinoid AB-001

  title={From smart drugs to smartphone: A colorimetric spot test for the analysis of the synthetic cannabinoid AB-001},
  author={D. Merli and A. Profumo and Stefano Tinivella and S. Protti},
  journal={Forensic Chemistry},
Abstract The use of synthetic cannabinoids is an emerging problem in contemporary society, and the detection techniques currently used do not meet the requirements of a drug test. We report herein an inexpensive, in situ method for the detection of the synthetic cannabinoid AB-001 in herbal samples. The method exploits a colorimetric kit consisting in a 96 plate well containing a bench stable modified Ehrlich reagent adsorbed on silica. The colour derived by the interaction of AB-001 with the… Expand
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