Handbook of Forensic Drug Analysis

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Elsevier, Dec 31, 2004 - Law - 584 pages

The Handbook of Forensic Drug Analysis is a comprehensive chemical and analytic reference for the forensic analysis of illicit drugs. With chapters written by leading researchers in the field, the book provides in-depth, up-to-date methods and results of forensic drug analyses.

This Handbook discusses various forms of the drug as well as the origin and nature of samples. It explains how to perform various tests, the use of best practices, and the analysis of results. Numerous forensic and chemical analytic techniques are covered including immunoassay, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Topics range from the use of immunoassay technologies for drugs-of-abuse testing, to methods of forensic analysis for cannabis, hallucinogens, cocaine, opioids, and amphetamine. The book also looks at synthetic methods and law enforcement concerns regarding the manufacture of illicit drugs, with an emphasis on clandestine methamphetamine production.

This Handbook should serve as a widely used reference for forensic scientists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, drug companies, and professionals working in toxicology testing labs, libraries, and poison control centers. It may also be used by chemists, physicians and those in legal and regulatory professions, and students of graduate courses in forensic science.

  • Contributed to by leading scientists from around the world
  • The only analysis book dedicated to illicit drugs of abuse
  • Comprehensive coverage of sampling methods and various forms of analysis
 

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Breifly skimming the book I noticed that on page 465 has the molecule Ketamine drawn in correctly.
The chloro functional group of ketamine is located on the 2 position on the phenyl ring, this book depicts cholrine atom attached to the cyclohexyl ring which is incorrect.

Contents

METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
43
CHAPTER 4 ANALYSIS OF THE HALLUCINOGENS
153
METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
235
METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
277
METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
357
SYNTHETIC METHODS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS
453
INDEX
545
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About the author (2004)

Jay Siegel, PhD is retired Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He was Director of the Forensic Science Program at Michigan State University for 25 years from 1980-2004 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Siegel is a Distinguished Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was named as Distinguished Alumni Scholar by his alma mater, George Washington University in 2011. He is co-editor of Forensic Science Policy and Management: An International Journal. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Forensic Science Committee from 2006-09.

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