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Chemometric Study on the Forensic Discrimination of Soil Types Using Their Infrared Spectral Characteristics (2011)
Journal Article
Baron, M., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J., Croxton, R., Gonzalez, R., & Jimenez-Perez, R. (2011). Chemometric Study on the Forensic Discrimination of Soil Types Using Their Infrared Spectral Characteristics. Applied Spectroscopy, 65(10), 1151-1161. https://doi.org/10.1366/10-06197

Soil has been utilized in criminal investigations for some time because of its prevalence and transferability. It is usually the physical characteristics that are studied; however, the research carried out here aims to make use of the chemical profil... Read More about Chemometric Study on the Forensic Discrimination of Soil Types Using Their Infrared Spectral Characteristics.

Microcrystalline identification of selected designer drugs (2011)
Journal Article
Elie, L., Baron, M., Croxton, R., & Elie, M. (2012). Microcrystalline identification of selected designer drugs. Forensic Science International, 214(1-3), 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.08.005

A microcrystalline test for the detection of 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone), benzylpiperazine (BZP) and 5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane (MDAI) using aqueous solutions of mercury chloride is described. Each of the compounds investigated formed sp... Read More about Microcrystalline identification of selected designer drugs.

Reversing microcrystalline tests—An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse (2011)
Journal Article
Elie, L. E., Baron, M. G., Croxton, R. S., & Elie, M. P. (2011). Reversing microcrystalline tests—An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse. Forensic Science International, 207(1-3), e55-e58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.01.008

A combined analysis of microcrystalline tests followed by LC–MS or GC–MS analysis is described. Microcrystalline tests are shown to be non-destructive as addition products formed were easily dissociated after the application of an appropriate solvent... Read More about Reversing microcrystalline tests—An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse.