Date rape drug sensor

27 06 2013

New Drug Approvals

 
gamma-butyrolactone

The first fluorescent sensor for known date rape drug gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) has been developed in Singapore. It emits orange fluorescence in alcoholic drinks containing GBL when irradiated with a green laser.

Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) is a readily available industrial solvent that is often used as a date rape drug. There are several detection kits that can show if a drink has been spiked with drugs like gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and ketamine but there are no commercially available sensors to detect GBL.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/06/date-rape-drug-sensor-gamma-butyrolactone

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Fernando Patolsky and Michael Ioffe of Tel Aviv University developed a sensor that, when dipped into a drink, will instantly detect the presence of a drug such as GHB, ketamine, or Rohypnol.

Date rape drug sensor

more info on other drug

Ketamine

Predatory drugs or date rape drugs are responsible for the creation of the most dangerous and pathologic environment that exists around drug use…

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