Publication
Title
Electrochemical strategies for the detection of forensic drugs
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Abstract
Illicit drugs consumption and trafficking is spread worldwide and remains an increasing challenge for local authorities. Forensic drugs and their metabolites are released into wastewaters due to human excretion after illegal consumption of drugs and occasionally due to disposal of clandestine laboratory wastes into sewage systems, being recently classified as the latest group of emerging pollutants. Hence, it is essential to have efficient and accurate methods to detect these type of compounds in seized street samples, biological fluids and wastewaters in order to reduce and prevent trafficking and consumption and negative effects on aquatic systems. Electrochemical strategies offer a fast, portable, low-cost and accurate alternative to chromatographic and spectrometric methods, for the analysis of forensic drugs and metabolites in different matrices. Recent electrochemical strategies applied to the detection of illicit drugs in wastewaters, biological fluids and street samples are presented in this review, together with the impact of drug consumption on the environment.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current opinion in electrochemistry. - Amsterdam, 2017, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : Elsevier science bv, 2018
ISSN
2451-9103 [print]
2451-9111 [online]
Volume/pages
11(2018), p. 34-40
ISI
000453710900007
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Novel electrochemical strategies for rapid, on-site multiscreening of illicit drugs (NARCOREADER).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.08.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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