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National Standards for Grade Levels 10-14


Introduction to Toxicology simulates drug isolation in an authentic forensic screening. Using diatomaceous earth columns, students isolate drugs from simulated urine. They elute the drugs, run them on fluorescent and non-fluorescent chromatographic gels, and use chemical visualization techniques to identify specific drugs. The lab may be done in four standard lab periods or two three-hour lab periods and is easily separated into drug isolation and chromatography sections. Approximately fifty minutes is required for completing the thin layer chromatography and visualization process, which must be done all at one time. Includes forensic scenarios for capturing student interest. Required, not included: fume hood, water bath 65-70C, hair dryer, UV light (356 nm; black light, strong sunlight, plant lights, or a goggle cabinet), UV light short wave (254 nm), and ring stands. Designed for 24 students working in groups of four. 

Introduction to Toxicology

SKU: 10-530
    • Instructor’s Manual with Reproducible Student Instructions and Data Sheets
    • Drug Standards:
    • Contac
    • Quinine
    • Sudafed
    • Caffedrine
    • Dexatrim Max
    • Toxicology Elution Columns
    • Chloroplatinic Acid
    • Diphenylcarbozone
    • Silica Gels
    • Fluorescent Silica Gels
    • Ammonium Hydroxide
    • Acetone
    • Ninhydrin
    • Ethyl Acetate
    • Methanol
    • Acidified Methanol
    • Potassium Iodide
    • Simulated Urine
    • Eluent
    • Capillary Tubes
    • Reagent Bottles
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Spray Bottles
    • Pipets
  • Sh. wt. 7lbs, DIM 13” x 12” x 14”


    Refill Kit 10-530R

    Sh. wt. 5lbs, DIM 12” x 8” x 8”

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