Detection of g-Hydroxybutyrate and g-Butyrolactone by Ion Mobility Spectrometry (PDF)

November 1, 2002
Peter B. Harrington

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Morgan L. Patchett

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Yuko Minoshima

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy-11-01-2002,

The authors discuss g-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), a drug of abuse that is not detected in the drug-detection mode or positive polarity of commercial ion mobility spectrometers, but can be detected by ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) instruments in negative mode.