Solvent optimization for the direct extraction of opiates from hair samples.

Abstract

The hair samples of six opiate addicts, who died after heroin overdose, were investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after extraction with 10 solvents differing in polarity and hydrophilicity in an ultrasonic bath. Morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine (MAM), and codeine were detected in all cases, and heroin was detected in four cases. With toluene… (More)

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@article{Rothe1995SolventOF, title={Solvent optimization for the direct extraction of opiates from hair samples.}, author={Michael Thadd{\"a}us Rothe and Fritz Pragst}, journal={Journal of analytical toxicology}, year={1995}, volume={19 4}, pages={236-40} }