The Analysis of Controlled Substances
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Presenting new developments in sampling and drug profiling, this book also provides practical information on how to carry out analysis, what the results mean and how they can be used as court evidence and for drugs intelligence purposes.

* Includes case-studies with full data and spectra, helping readers to identify substances
* Accessibly organized by class of compound
* Contains an up-to-date list of the newest drugs


Series Preface.


Acronyms, Abreviations and Symbols.

About the Author.

Introduction to Drug Trends, Control, Legislation and Analysis.

Amphetamine and Related Compounds.

The Analysis of LSD.

Cannabis sativa and Products.

Diamorphine and Heroin.


Products from Catha edulis and Lophophora williamsii.

The Analysis of Psilocybin and Psilocin from Fungi.

The Analysis of Controlled Pharmaceutical Drugs - Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines.

Current Status, Summary and Conclusions.

Appendix 1. Presumptive (Colour) Tests.

Appendix 2. Less-Common Controlled Substances.

Responses to Self-Assessment Questions.


Glossary of Terms.

SI Units and Physical Constants.

Periodic Table.



“...a short, concise book on the analysis of illicit drugs...decidedly slanted toward...the U.K., a somewhat refreshing change from most of the other forensic science books....there is a surprising amount of material and coverage is both broad and deep...recommended. (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 5, January 2004)

"...well laid out, clearly presented and easy to read...presented in a very interesting, captivating style...fulfils its stated purpose admirably..." (Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol 22(11), Dec 2003)

"…this book is possibly the most comprehensive and practical work I have encountered…" (Chemistry World, February 2004)

"…This is a well written book with many good and up-to-date references…should have a wide appeal…" (Science and Justice Vol. 43 No. 3)