An analytical approach to the forensic identification of different classes of new psychoactive substances (NPSs) in seized materials

Sabina Strano Rossi, Sara Odoardi, Adolfo Gregori, Giuseppe Peluso, Luigi Ripani, Giorgio Ortar, Giovanni Serpelloni, Francesco Saverio Romolo

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Abstract

New psychoactive substances (NPSs) are rapidly spreading worldwide, and forensic laboratories are often requested to identify new substances for which no reference standards or analytical data are available. This article describes an analytical approach that was adopted in Italy by a few collaborative centres of the Italian Early Warning System for Drugs, which has contributed many alerts for the identification of different classes of NPSs in the last 24 months.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1904-1916
Number of pages13
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • NPS
  • bulk analysis

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