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Special Issue "Metabolite Analysis in Forensic Toxicology"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacology and Drug Metabolism".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 19261
Special Issue Editor
Interests: chromatography; mass spectrometry; drugs of abuse; gamma hydroxy butyric acid; synthetic cannabinoids; enantioselective analysis
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Special Issue Information
The field of forensic toxicology has developed enormously within the last several decades. Methodological and technological developments in sample preparations, metabolite creation, analytical techniques (e.g., high-resolution mass spectrometry), data processing (e.g., metabolomics), and the examination of new sample specimens have generated previously unthinkable possibilities. Metabolite research reflects one of the most important fields in forensic toxicology, since the metabolites of well-known and new psychoactive substances can help in the interpretation of forensic cases in many ways (e.g., by allowing the detection of the abuse, by widening the detection window, by allowing the estimation of the time of use, or by estimation of the pharmacological effect at the time of sampling). This Special Issue of Metabolites, "Metabolite Analysis in Forensic Toxicology", is dedicated to metabolite research within this field. The topics that will be covered by this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: in vivo and in vitro techniques of metabolite synthesis; identification and/or quantification of metabolites with biological and/or forensic relevance—possibly in relation to functional genomics (pharmacogenomics); the pharmacokinetics of drugs of abuse and their metabolites; the pharmacological testing of metabolites; the detection of metabolites in different matrices (e.g., hair analysis); and forensic applications of the direct quantification of metabolites or untargeted metabolomic methods. Manuscripts dealing with other pertinent challenging issues are also highly desired.
Dr. Cornelius Hess
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- Drugs of abuse
- New psychoactive substances
- High-resolution mass spectrometry
Related Special Issue
- Metabolite Analysis in Forensic Toxicology Volume II in Metabolites (3 articles)