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article imageSensor can detect date rape drug within seconds

By Owen Weldon
Mar 28, 2014 in Science
Researchers say that they have developed a test that can detect the date rape drug Gamma-Hydroxybutyric, GHB, within seconds.
According to GlobalNews, the team of chemists, from Singapore, said that when the beverage containing GHB is mixed with the fluorescent dye, then the mixture changes color within seconds, which makes detecting the drug fast and easy.
According to IBITimes, Professor Chang Young-Tae, of the department of chemistry at the NUS, said that currently the method to detect GHB take around 10 minutes to work.
Young-Tae went on to say that he and his team wanted to develop a method that would only take a few seconds to work. This would allow a person to check whether or not a drink is safe.
According to DailyMail, 17 fluorescent compounds were shortlisted, and then they were tested some more with a range of different GHB concentrations. This is when the team discovered that the orange fluorescent compound changes color when it is mixed with GHB.
The team is hoping to use the technology to create a kit that they can commercialize.
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