Capillary electromigration (CE) and liquid chromatographic techniques (CLC/nano-LC) are miniaturized techniques offering distinct advantages over conventional ones in the field of separation science. Among these, high efficiency, high chromatographic resolution, and use of minute volumes of both mobile phase and sample volumes are the most important. CE and CLC/nano-LC have been applied to the analysis of many compounds including peptides, proteins, drugs, enantiomers, ions, etc. Over the years, the methods described here have also been used for the analysis of compounds of clinical, forensic, and toxicological interest. In this review article, the main features of the mentioned techniques are summarized. Their potentiality for the analysis of drugs of abuse are discussed. Some selected applications in this field in the period of 2015–present are also reported.
Potentiality of miniaturized techniques for the analysis of drugs of abuse / Fanali, C.; D'Orazio, G.; Gentili, A.; Fanali, S.. - In: ELECTROPHORESIS. - ISSN 0173-0835. - (2021). [10.1002/elps.202100150]