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Development of an electroanalytical method for the quantification of aminopyrine in seized cocaine samples

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Author(s):
de Araujo, William R. [1] ; Maldaner, Adriano O. [2] ; Costa, Jose L. [3] ; Paixao, Thiago R. L. C. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Fed Police, Natl Inst Criminalist, BR-70610200 Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[3] Criminalist Inst Sao Paulo, Forens Toxicol & Chem Lab, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Microchemical Journal; v. 121, p. 213-218, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

We report the development of a simple and accurate analytical method to detect aminopyrine in seized cocaine samples using a platinum electrode. The quantification of aminopyrine was performed using square wave voltammetry (SWV), where the peak current response was found to increase linearly with aminopyrine concentration over the range 100-1000 mu mol L-1. The repeatability of the electrode response was determined to be 2.4% (n = 15), and the detection limit of the proposed method was estimated to be 22 mu mol L-1 (3 sigma/slope). The accuracy of the proposed method was evaluated comparing the measured aminopyrine concentration in seized cocaine sample to the value obtained by gas chromatography coupled to flame ionization detector (GC-FID). An addition and recovery protocol in seized cocaine samples was also performed. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/19903-5 - Development of electroanalytical methods for detection/discrimination of drugs of abuse, its adulterants and explosives in forensic samples
Grantee:William Reis de Araujo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 12/12106-5 - Development of intelligent devices (electronic noses and tongues) using electrochemical, colorimetric and mass measurements aiming to the discrimination of forensic and food samples
Grantee:Thiago Regis Longo Cesar da Paixão
Support type: Regular Research Grants