Challenges in Drug Analysis: Using GC-VUV to Elucidate Fentanyl Analogues


The ever-changing chemistry of synthetic drugs of abuse is forcing forensic scientists to consider novel technology when approaching drug identification tasks. This talk will discuss the role of an emergent detector technology being employed in chromatographic systems to increase selectivity for the identification of emerging drug classes. We will focus on fentanyl analogues and positional isomers by GC-VUV that can be difficult to analyze by conventional gas chromatography – mass spectrometry.