Identification and quantification of 4′-methoxy-α-pyrrolidinobutiophenone (4-MeOPBP) in human plasma and urine using LC–TOF-MS in an autopsy case

@article{Shintaniishida2015IdentificationAQ,
  title={Identification and quantification of 4′-methoxy-$\alpha$-pyrrolidinobutiophenone (4-MeOPBP) in human plasma and urine using LC–TOF-MS in an autopsy case},
  author={Kaori Shintani-ishida and Mami Nakamura and Misa Tojo and Nozomi Idota and Hiroshi Ikegaya},
  journal={Forensic Toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={348-354}
}
We encountered an autopsy case of a 35-year-old man who drowned in a bathtub. Nine opened packages of designer drugs containing herbal blends, powders, or liquid were found at the scene, implying abuse. The plasma and urine samples of the deceased were analyzed using liquid chromatography–time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (LC–TOF-MS) with MSE. A new synthetic cathinone, 4′-methoxy-α-pyrrolidinobutiophenone (4-MeOPBP), emerged as a suspected component via elemental composition and molecular… 

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