Determination of Metals Contamination in Illicit Ecstasy Drug Samples Using ICP-OES and XRF


Bora T., Aydin H., Atac Y., Sen N., Aksoy C.

ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, cilt.35, ss.139-146, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.46770/as.2014.04.001
  • Dergi Adı: ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.139-146

Özet

The analysis of 248 illegal "ecstasy" tablets was performed by determining 11 elements (Zn, Al, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Ba, Fe, B, Cu, and Pt). The sample solutions were prepared with nitric acid, heated in a microwave oven, and analyzed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). However, the measurement of Pt residuals from PtO2 (which is frequently used as the catalyst during the synthesis stage of the active substance) was performed by X-ray fluoresence (XRF) analysis.