Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2011

Pages :   419-422

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Interference Study on Artificial Sweeteners in Forensic Toxicological Screening by TLC



Address:   Mohd Idris1*, S.K. Shukla2 and T.R. Baggi3
1Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad – 500 013, India
2Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Chandigarh, India
3Forensic science Unit, Department of Chemistry, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500 007, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
A study was carried out to assess the possible interference of artificial sweeteners (Saccharin, sucralose, aspartame and cyclamate) while screening for drugs and pesticides in stomach content, urine and tissues by TLC for forensic toxicological purposes. Even though these sweeteners were extractable in acidic drugs extract and pesticide extract but they did not interfere in the analysis of drugs and pesticides. Therefore the screening methods usually used in forensic toxicological analysis for drugs and pesticides can be applied as such without any modification as the artificial sweeteners were not found to interfere.
KEYWORDS:
Artificial Sweeteners; Interference; Drugs; Pesticides; Forensic Toxicological Analysis.
Cite:
Mohd Idris, S.K. Shukla, T.R. Baggi. Interference Study on Artificial Sweeteners in Forensic Toxicological Screening by TLC. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(3): March 2011; Page 419-422.
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