Paper on cocaine published


The purity of street cocaine is an important parameter in drug research and for forensic purposes, as it can be used to group samples, determining their origin, and to assess the monetary value of a drug sample. Current methods require batch processing of samples, as calibration curves need to be run. In this paper, a method is presented for the quantification of cocaine by single injection, avoiding the need for a calibration curve by using multiple, differently isotopically labeled internal standards. Using this fast method, results can be reported immediately after analysis and fully open-access mass spectrometric analysis becomes possible.


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