Resources

Here you will find all the resources for Mass Spec Analytical ltd. who have been providing forensic analytical services and R&D capabilities for the past 20 years. 

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selection of Mass Spec publications

Distribution of cocaine on banknotes in general circulation in England and Wales. C. G. G. Aitken, A. Wilson, R. Sleeman, B. E. M. Morgan, J. Huish.  Forensic Sci. Int. 2017, 270, 261.

Rapid identification of seized controlled substances and related compounds by tandem mass spectrometry without chromatography (2016) C M Fletcher, Department of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury and R Sleeman, Mass Spec Analytical Ltd, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2016, 30, 908–916 

The evaluation of evidence for auto-correlated data in relation to traces of cocaine on banknotes (2014)
Wilson, A; Aitken, C.; Sleeman, R.; and Carter, J.F.
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2014. DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12073

The evaluation of evidence relating to traces of cocaine on banknotes (2014)
Wilson, A; Aitken, C.; Sleeman, R.; and Carter, J.F.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 236 pp. 67-76

Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry and physical comparison for the forensic examination of grip-seal plastic bags (2008)
Taylor, E; Carter, J.F.; Hill, J.C.; Morton, C.; NicDaeid, N. and Sleeman, R.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 177 (2-3) pp. 214-220

Supported liquid-liquid extraction of the active ingredient (3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine) from ecstasy tablets for isotopic analysis (2008)
de Korompay, A.; Hill, J.C.; Carter, J,F.; NicDaeid, N. and Sleeman, R.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1178 (1-2) pp. 1-8

Factors influencing the contamination of UK banknotes with drugs of abuse (2007)
Ebejer, K.A.; Lloyd, G.R.; Brereton, R.G.; Carter, J.F. and Sleeman, R.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 171 (2-3) pp. 165-170

The difference between drug money and a "lifetime's savings" (2007)
Ebejer, K.A.; Winn, J.; Carter, J.F.; Sleeman, R; Parker, J. and Korber, F.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 167 (2-3) pp. 94-101

Adduction of solvent molecules by ions isolated within an ion trap mass spectrometer under atmospheric pressure ionisation conditions (2007)
Wickens, J.R.; Sleeman, R. and Keely, B.J.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 21 (15) pp. 2491-2496

Comments on "Validated, non-destructive and environmentally friendly determination of cocaine in euro bank notes" by F.A. Esteve-Turrillas, S. Armenta, J. Moros, S. Garrigues, A. Pastor and M. de la Guardia (2006)
Sleeman, R.; Carter, J.F. and Ebejer, K.A.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1108 (2) pp. 285-286

Determination of cocaine contamination on banknotes using tandem mass spectrometry and pattern recognition (2006)
Dixon, S.J.; Brereton, R.G.; Carter, J.F. and Sleeman R.
ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 559 (1) pp. 54-63

Atmospheric pressure ionisation mass spectrometric fragmentation pathways of noscapine and papaverine revealed by multistage mass spectrometry and in-source deuterium labelling (2006)
Wickens, J.R.; Sleeman, R. and Keely, B.J.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 20 (3) pp. 473-480

Isotope ratio mass spectrometry as a tool for forensic investigation (examples from recent studies) (2005)
Carter, J.F.; Sleeman, R.; Hill, J.C.; Idoine, F. and Titterton, E.L.
SCIENCE & JUSTICE 45 (3) pp. 141-149

Rapid comparison of diacetylmorphine on banknotes by tandem mass spectrometry (2005)
Ebejer, K.A.; Brereton, R.G.; Carter, J.F.; Ollerton, S.L. and Sleeman, R.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 19 (15) pp. 2137-2143

 

 

Bulk and compound-specific isotopic characterisation of illicit heroin and cling film (2005)
Idoine, F.A.; Carter, J.F. and Sleeman, R.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 19 (22) pp. 3207-3215

Forensic Sciences - Explosives (2005).
Sleeman, R. and Carter, J.F.
In: “Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, 2nd ed.”, P. Worsfold, A. Townshend and C. Poole (Eds.). Elsevier Amsterdam, ISBN-10: 0127641009 , pp. 400-406.

Isotope Ratio Measurements (2005).
Carter, J.F. and Sleeman, R.
In: “Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, 2nd ed.”, P. Worsfold, A. Townshend and C. Poole (Eds.). Elsevier Amsterdam, ISBN-10: 0127641009, pp. 554-560.

Mass Spectrometry - Overview (2005).
Sleeman, R. and Carter, J.F.
In: “Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, 2nd ed.”, P. Worsfold, A. Townshend and C. Poole (Eds.). Elsevier Amsterdam, ISBN-10: 0127641009, pp. 337-344.

Mass Spectrometry – Selected Ion Monitoring (2005).
Sleeman, R. and Carter, J.F.
In: “Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, 2nd ed.”, P. Worsfold, A. Townshend and C. Poole (Eds.). Elsevier Amsterdam, ISBN-10: 0127641009, pp. 423-430.

Forensic isotope ratio mass spectrometry of packaging tapes (2004)
Carter, J.F.; Grundy, P.L.; Hill, J.C.; Ronan, N.C.; Titterton, E.L. and Sleeman, R.
ANALYST 129 (12) pp. 1206-1210

Detection of explosives residues on aircraft boarding passes (2003)
Sleeman, R.; Richards, S.L.; Burton, I.F.A.; Luke, J.G.; Stott, W.R. and Davidson, W.R.
In: “VAPOUR AND TRACE DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES FOR ANTI-TERRORISM PURPOSES” (Eds): Krausa, M; Rezner, A.A. NATO SCIENCE SERIES, SERIES II: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY 167 pp. 133-142 (2004)

Isotopic characterisation of drugs of abuse and its application to forensic casework (2003)
Carter, J.F.; Titterton, E.L. and Sleeman, R.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 136 (Supplement: 1) pp. 101-102

Isotopic characterization of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) (2003)
Carter, J.F.; Titterton, E.L. and Sleeman, R.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 136 (Supplement: 1) pp. 317-317

The distribution of controlled drugs on banknotes via counting machines (2003)
Carter, J.F.; Sleeman, R. and Parry, J.
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 132 (2) pp. 106-112

Isotopic characterisation of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (ecstasy) (2002)
Carter, J.F.; Titterton, E.L.; Murray, M. and Sleeman R.
ANALYST 127 (6) pp. 830-833

Isotopic changes during the synthesis of amphetamines (2002)
Carter, J.F.; Titterton, E.L.; Grant, H. and Sleeman R.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 21 pp. 2590-2591

A rapid and efficient mass spectrometric method for the analysis of explosives (2002)
Evans, C.S.; Sleeman, R; Luke, J. and Keely, B.J.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 16 (19) pp. 1883-1891

Characterisation of ecstasy tablets by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (2002)
Titterton, E.L.; Carter, J.; Murray, M. and Sleeman R.
In: “16TH MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC SCIENCES”. (Ed): Baccino, E. pp. 111-115

Drugs on Money. (2000).
Sleeman, R.; Burton, I.F.A.; Carter, J.F.; Roberts, D.J. and Hulmston, P.
Anal. Chem. pp.397A-403A.

Rapid Screening of Banknotes for the Presence of Controlled Substances by Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionisation Tandem Mass Spectrometry. (1999).
Sleeman, R.; Burton, I.F.A.; Carter, J.F. and Roberts, D.J.
ANALYST 124 pp.103-108.