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Characterisation of illicit ecstasy and diazepam tablets by colorant identification. (2018)
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SHARRENBROCH, L., TOUGH, A. and MATTHEWS, K.H. 2018. Characterisation of illicit ecstasy and diazepam tablets by colorant identification. Analytical methods [online], 10(17), pages 2048-2055. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ay02921g

Ecstasy and diazepam are two commonly abused drugs with a high potential for dependence. They are typically available as oral tablets that contain both the drug and other bulk components (excipients). Compositional knowledge of individual tablets off... Read More about Characterisation of illicit ecstasy and diazepam tablets by colorant identification..

A preliminary investigation to group disparate batches of licit and illicit diazepam tablets using differential scanning calorimetry. (2015)
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BIBI, S., BREMNER, D.H., MACDOUGALL-HEASMAN, M., REID, R., SIMPSON, K., TOUGH, A., WADDELL, S., STEWART, I.J. and MATTHEWS, K.H. 2015. A preliminary investigation to group disparate batches of licit and illicit diazepam tablets using differential scanning calorimetry. Analytical methods [online], 7(20), pages 8597-8604. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5AY01711D

Increasing numbers of illicit and unlicensed medicines are in general circulation and regularly seized by the police and other regulatory authorities. Forensic identification of seized tablets tends to focus on visual appearance and chromatographic i... Read More about A preliminary investigation to group disparate batches of licit and illicit diazepam tablets using differential scanning calorimetry..