Detection of sibutramine in adulterated dietary supplements using attenuated total reflectance-infrared spectroscopy.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Sibutramine is one of the most occurring adulterants encountered in dietary supplements with slimming as indication. These adulterated dietary supplements often contain a herbal matrix. When customs intercept these kind of supplements it is almost impossible to discriminate between the legal products and the adulterated ones, due to misleading packaging. Therefore in most cases these products are confiscated and send to laboratories for analysis. This results inherently in the confiscation of legal, non-adulterated products. Therefore there is a need for easy to use equipment and techniques…

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