A computer search system for the identification of drugs using a combination of thin-layer chromatographic, gas-liquid chromatographic and ultraviolet spectroscopic data
A computer-based retrieval system has been developed for the identification of drugs and poisons in forensic toxicology using thin-layer chromatographic, gas-liquid chromatographic and ultraviolet spectroscopic data. The data collection has been compiled from various published and unpublished sources and contains information for over 1600 compounds. The retrieval program uses the concept of discrepancy index to match experimental data for an unknown with the information in the data file. Additional features include a series of help routines for new users and the facility to retrieve information on specific compounds or groups of compounds in the data collection.