forensic chemistry


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forensic chemistry

[fə′ren·sik ′kem·ə·strē]
(forensic science)
The application of chemistry to the study of materials or problems in cases where the findings may be presented as technical evidence in a court of law.
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The laboratory examination conducted by the NBI Forensic Chemistry Section in Cebu City on Sunday stated that two pieces of pink tablets and a broken pink tablet were positive of brolamfetamine (DOB), a dangerous drug.
It also said the integrity of the seized dangerous drugs was further magnified by the gap in the chain of custody as the testimony of the National Bureau of Investigation agent who seized the sachets of shabu showed he merely submitted the same to the Forensic Chemistry Division for examination and safekeeping and did not identify the person to whom he gave the seized illegal drugs upon delivery.
Led by faculty and graduate students from the university's forensic chemistry program, students will hone detective and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through a weeklong simulated case.
To characterize the nature of these seeds, if they are in fact Cannabis seeds, the seized material is sent to a forensics section, where the botanical identification (forensic biology) is performed, or the seeds are sent to the forensic chemistry laboratory where it is germinated, cultivated, and, subsequently, the compounds present in seeds are identified from Cannabis sativa L.
Forensic chemistry, for examining substances and body fluids
The benefits of cryofocusing, which were demonstrated in this work for the improved extraction of volatiles from OGSR, may be extended to other important areas of forensic chemistry, such as fire debris analysis and headspace signature analysis of drugs of abuse.
At the age of 29, Maria joined the Ford Motor Company in Bridgend as a production operator in 2011, having struggled to find a career following her university degree in forensic chemistry. In 2013, she successfully applied to become an electrical apprentice and she will gain her indentures this August.
"Gray Death is one of the scariest combinations that I have ever seen in nearly 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis," Deneen Kilcrease, manager of the chemistry section at the Bureau of Investigation, told the (https://apnews.com/73bf290fbc40412fb0b62da9bf4bac22/Dangerous-opioid-combo-'gray-death'-is-latest-mixing-trend) Associated Press.
He was a pioneer in forensic chemistry, championing the arsenic-detecting "Marsh test" that ultimately foiled many an arsenic-poisoning plot.
Teunissen, "Forensic chemistry and ambient mass spectrometry: a perfect couple destined for a happy marriage?" Analytical Chemistry, vol.
Already an honours graduate in forensic chemistry, Maria's fouryear apprenticeship, provided by Bridgend College, will gain her a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in electrical engineering from the University of South Wales.