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dc.contributor.authorAnastos, N.
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, N.
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Simon
dc.contributor.authorPearson, J.
dc.contributor.authorKirkbride, K.
dc.identifier.citationAnastos, N. and Barnett, N. and Lewis, S. and Pearson, J. and Kirkbride, K. 2005. Rapid Determination of Carbohydrates in Heroin Drug Seizures Using Capillary Electophoresis with Short-End Injection. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 50 (5): pp. 1039-1043.

A simple and rapid method for the analysis of carbohydrates in heroin samples by capillary electrophoresis utilizing a borate complexation method is described. Separations were performed using an uncoated fused silica capillary, 50 cm × 50 µm I.D. × 360 µm O.D. with an effective separation length of 9 cm. The system was run at 60?C with an applied voltage of -8 kilovolts. Injection of each sample was for 1 sec at -50 mbar. UV detection was employed with the wavelength set at 195 nm. The background electrolyte consisted of 65 mM borate, pH 12.0. Samples and standards were prepared in the run buffer containing 2 mg/mL of mannose as an internal standard. Under these conditions a test mixture containing glucose, sucrose, lactose, mannitol and mannose as an internal standard was resolved within 5 min. The method was used to determine the concentration of carbohydrates in heroin seizure samples and synthetic heroin samples. The results were in good agreement with the reported values.

dc.publisherASTM International
dc.subjectcapillary electrophoresis
dc.subjectshort-end injection
dc.subjectforensic science
dc.subjectheroin seizures
dc.titleRapid Determination of Carbohydrates in Heroin Drug Seizures Using Capillary Electophoresis with Short-End Injection
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Forensic Sciences
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