Publication
Title
Electrochemical fingerprint of street samples for fast on-site screening of cocaine in seized drug powders
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Abstract
We report on a wearable fingertip sensor for on-the-spot identification of cocaine and its cutting agents in street samples. Traditionally, on-site screening is performed by means of colour tests which are difficult to interpret and lack selectivity. By presenting the distinct voltammetric response of cocaine, cutting agents, binary mixtures of cocaine and street samples in solution and powder street samples, we were able to elucidate the electrochemical fingerprint of all these compounds. The new electrochemical concept holds considerable promise as an on-site screening method.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemical science. - Cambridge, 2010, currens
Publication
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016
ISSN
2041-6520
Volume/pages
(2016), p. 1-7
ISI
000371021900094
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 21.01.2016
Last edited 04.11.2017
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