volume 12, issue 1, P52-55 2021
DOI: 10.5155/eurjchem.12.1.52-55.2077
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Matthew Wood, Ivan Bernal, Roger Lalancette

Abstract: Since street drugs are frequently and rapidly modified, in order to circumvent the current laws that make them illicit, it is necessary to fully identify them by single crystal X-ray diffraction; subsequently, ideal powder patterns are computed for rapid identification of additional confiscations, which are mostly available in powder form. Monoacetyl morphine is found in samples of heroin as a by-product of incomplete synthesis, or from degradation of diacetyl morphine caused by heat, humidity, or pH changes. …

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