Monolithic Spin Column Extraction of Amphetamines

October 15, 2008

Researchers from Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan), Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters (Hiroshima), Tokai University School of Medicine (Kanagawa, Japan), and GL Sciences Inc. (Saitama, Japan) developed a spin column device packed with octadecyl silane-bonded monolithic silica for extracting amphetamines and methylenedioxyamphetamines from urine.

Researchers from Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan), Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters (Hiroshima), Tokai University School of Medicine (Kanagawa, Japan), and GL Sciences Inc. (Saitama, Japan) developed a spin column device packed with octadecyl silane-bonded monolithic silica for extracting amphetamines and methylenedioxyamphetamines from urine. The urine samples were loaded into the column, and the column was centrifuged and washed. The analytes were eluted and subsequently analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection.