Forensic drugs may get exposed or can generate impurities during their manufacture, storage, and exposure to environment. In particular, the crime scenes may include different environmental conditions, which may affect the illicit drugs, resulting in producing of impurities. By using analyzing the impurities using various standard bio analytical methods and protocols, a vital information is revealed regarding origin of manufacture, time of incident and as a link to provide a break in crime investigation. In this on going process the responses of flunitrazepam to the UV irradiation were investigated by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. An substantial change in GC pattern involving multiple GC peaks under UV irradiation conditions were observed. Out of some components, one of the GC components was identified to be amino-flunitrazepam. The experimental data may be valuable in promoting the identification of the forensic drug flunitrazepam as a chemical fingerprint in forensic sciences.
Last date updated on July, 2014