|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|95214||160418||2016||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Rapid screening methodology for herbal supplements is reported.
• Sceletium tortuosum products were identified by their unique chemical fingerprint.
• In-source CID confirmed the presence in Kanna of the natural product hordenine.
• DART-MS revealed the stimulant ephedrine as an adulterant in a Kanna product.
We demonstrate the utility of direct analysis in real time ionization coupled with high resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (DART-HRTOFMS) in revealing the adulteration of commercially available Sceletium tortuosum, a mind-altering plant-based drug commonly known as Kanna. Accurate masses consistent with alkaloids previously isolated from S. tortuosum plant material enabled identification of the products as Kanna, and in-source collision-induced dissociation (CID) confirmed the presence of one of these alkaloids, hordenine, while simultaneously revealing the presence of an adulterant. The stimulant ephedrine, which has been banned in herbal products and supplements, was confirmed to be present in a sample through the use of in-source CID. High-throughput DART-HRTOFMS was shown to be a powerful tool to not only screen plant-based drugs of abuse for psychotropic alkaloids, but also to reveal the presence of scheduled substances and adulterants.
Journal: Forensic Science International - Volume 260, March 2016, Pages 66–73