Microcrystal Tests for Detection of Nicotine in Hookah Bar Samples

Authors(2) :-Falguni Patel, Astha Pandey

Microcrystalline test is hardly used in forensic science laboratory for the confirmation of drug or alkaloids present in the plants. Therefore an attempt was made to identify and confirm the presence of nicotine in hookah bar samples. Hookah bar samples are rampantly available in the market whose consumption has been found to be harmful to the youngsters and adults. Microcrystalline tests have been conducted for drugs like cocaine, morphine etc but neither on nicotine samples nor hookah bar samples it was done. Thus this study was done after performing the color tests and was found to be successful for the detection of alkaloids by microcrystal method and its sensitivity was found to be greater when compared to color tests.

Authors and Affiliations

Falguni Patel
Research Scholar, National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Astha Pandey
Assistant Professor, Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Micro-Crystal Tests, Small Cubic And Spherical Crystals ,Mercuric Chloride, Barium Nitrate, Picric Acid, Microcrystalline Test , NDPS Drugs , TLC, Chloroplatinic Acid

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 2 | May-June 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-06-29
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 37-41
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151220
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Falguni Patel, Astha Pandey, " Microcrystal Tests for Detection of Nicotine in Hookah Bar Samples", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.37-41, May-June-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST151220

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