TITLE

Liquid chromatographic method for the determination of enantiomeric composition of amphetamine and methamphetamine in hair samples

AUTHOR(S)
Phinney, Karen W.; Sander, Lane C.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2004, Vol. 378 Issue 1, p144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Interest in hair analysis as an alternative or complementary approach to urinalysis for drug abuse detection has grown in recent years. Hair analysis can be particularly advantageous for drugs such as amphetamine and methamphetamine that are rapidly excreted. Confirmation of abuse of these stimulants is complicated by the fact that some forms are found in legitimate medications. Examination of the enantiomeric composition of amphetamine and methamphetamine in hair samples can provide valuable assistance in interpreting drug testing results. In this work, we developed a liquid chromatographic method for the separation of amphetamine and methamphetamine enantiomers isolated from human hair samples. The drug enantiomers were separated on a chiral stationary phase after derivatization with an achiral fluorescent agent. The methodology was evaluated with a Standard Reference Material that contained several drugs of abuse including amphetamine and methamphetamine.
ACCESSION #
15125714

 

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