Chapter 5. Diamorphine and Heroin

  1. Michael D. Cole

Published Online: 17 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470868007.ch5

The Analysis of Controlled Substances

The Analysis of Controlled Substances

How to Cite

Cole, M. D. (2003) Diamorphine and Heroin, in The Analysis of Controlled Substances, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470868007.ch5

Author Information

  1. Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2003

Book Series:

  1. Analytical Techniques in the Sciences

Book Series Editors:

  1. David J. Ando

Series Editor Information

  1. Dartford, Kent, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471492528

Online ISBN: 9780470868003



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origins, Sources and Manufacture of Diamorphine

  • Appearance of Heroin and Associated Paraphernalia

  • Bulk and Trace Sampling Procedures

  • Identification, Quantification and Comparison of Heroin Samples

    • Presumptive Tests for Heroin

    • Thin Layer Chromatography of Heroin Samples

    • Gas Chromatographic–Mass Spectroscopic Identification of Heroin

    • Quantification of Heroin Samples

    • Comparison of Heroin Samples

  • References