Preliminary investigations into tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (III) as a chemiluminescent reagent for the detection of 3,6-diacetylmorphine (heroin) on surfaces

Agg, Kent, Barnett, Neil, Lewis, Simon and Pearson, James 2007, Preliminary investigations into tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (III) as a chemiluminescent reagent for the detection of 3,6-diacetylmorphine (heroin) on surfaces, Journal of forensic sciences, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 1111-1114.


Title Preliminary investigations into tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (III) as a chemiluminescent reagent for the detection of 3,6-diacetylmorphine (heroin) on surfaces
Author(s) Agg, Kent
Barnett, Neil
Lewis, Simon
Pearson, James
Journal name Journal of forensic sciences
Volume number 52
Issue number 5
Start page 1111
End page 1114
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication West Conshocken, Pa.
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 0022-1198
1556-4029
Keyword(s) forensic science
forensic chemistry
chemiluminescence
presumptive chemical test
heroin
3,6-diacetylmorphine
Summary The use of tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (III) as a chemiluminescent spray reagent spot-test for heroin is discussed. Two forms of the reagent are investigated an aqueous and an anhydrous where both were found to give vastly different results. The aqueous reagent giving slow, low intensity chemiluminescence whilst the anhydrous reagent gave a fast, bright response in the presence of 3,6-diacetylmorphine. The anhydrous reagent is less sensitive the slow, intensity response is characteristic of only two opiates tested 3,6-diacetylmorphine and 3-monoacetylmorphine.
Notes Published Online: 28 Aug 2007
Language eng
Field of Research 030101 Analytical Spectrometry
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007525

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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