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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Chapter 30. Lab VII-3 Analysis of Drugs by Chromatography

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The FK01 Forensic Science Kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Centrifuge tubes, 50 mL

  • Chromatography paper

  • Iodine crystals

  • Pipettes

  • Ruler

  • Spot plate, 12-well

  • Specimen: acetaminophen

  • Specimen: aspirin

  • Specimen: caffeine

  • Specimen: questioned (chromatography)

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Ethanol (see text)

  • Hair dryer (optional)

  • Iodine fuming chamber (see text)

  • Pencil

  • Questioned OTC drug(s) (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Toothpicks

  • UV light source (optional; see text)

Warning

Iodine crystals and iodine vapor are toxic, corrosive, irritating, ...

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