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dc.contributor.advisorCresswell, Sarah
dc.contributor.advisorGrice, Darren
dc.contributor.authorBeckett, Nicola Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:29:31Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:29:31Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2266
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366425
dc.description.abstractDriven by forensic intelligence, illicit drug chemical profiling via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) remains the leading approach that forensic scientists and law enforcement agencies pursue in a bid to counteract the ever-increasing drug epidemic. An alternative approach for forensic drug investigations that delivers intelligence at a more specific level than that of chemical profiling is isotopic profiling via Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS). The analysis of selected stable isotopes (18O:16O,15N:14N, 13C:12C and 2H:1H, for example) that compose drug molecules has been suggested as a credible technique that can aid in forensic drug investigations. This research, consisting of four individual projects, was designed to investigate the potential of using isotopic profiling for source, synthetic procedure and batch linkage or discrimination of selected designer drugs/Novel Psychoactive Drugs (NPDs).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsPsychotropic drugs
dc.subject.keywordsMedical jurisprudence
dc.titleIsotopic Profiling of Selected Designer Drugs for Forensic Intelligence Purposes
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorCarter, Jim
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1453176560199
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentInstitute for Glycomics
gro.griffith.authorBeckett, Nikkie M.


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