Michał Brokl

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Complex processes of decomposition produce a variety of chemicals as soft tissues, and their component parts are broken down. Among others, these decomposition byproducts include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) responsible for the odor of decomposition. Human remains detection (HRD) canines utilize this odor signature to locate human remains during police(More)
Gas chromatography (GC) data (linear retention indices and relative areas) and mass spectra (most representative m/z fragments) of 12 reducing trisaccharides as trimethylsilyl oximes (TMSO) and four non-reducing as trimethylsilyl (TMS) ethers have been described for the first time and related to their structural features. Some trends have been observed:(More)
Chromatographic methods based on different HPLC operation modes, reverse phase (RP), high performance anion exchange chromatography (HPAEC), graphitized carbon chromatography (GCC) and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC), have been developed and compared for the analysis of complex mixtures of neutral oligosaccharides with functional(More)
Cadaver dogs are trained on a variety of materials, including artificial or pseudo scents. The chemical components of commercially available pseudo scents are not known, so their accuracy as a decomposition odour mimic and their effectiveness as a canine training aid have not been evaluated. Two pseudo scents that are commercially available and used for(More)
A single fraction of essential oil can often contain hundreds of compounds. Despite of the technical improvements and the enhanced selectivity currently offered by the state-of-the-art gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) instruments, the complexity of essential oils is frequently underestimated. Comprehensive two-dimensional GC coupled to(More)
A method involving headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) was developed and applied to evaluate profiles of volatile compounds present in mainstream tobacco smoke particulate matter trapped on glass fiber filters. Six SPME fibers were(More)
The variation, in general, of the composition of the aromatic fraction and, in particular, of the enantiomeric composition of certain chiral volatile compounds of commercial Mentha pulegium L. powders caused by boiling water was evaluated. A comparison between the volatile profile of the studied herbs demonstrated that most M. pulegium L. samples contained(More)
A new method based on comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-ToF MS) has been developed for the first time for the analysis of complex mixtures of disaccharides previously converted to their trimethylsilyl oximes (TMSO). Among the different experimental parameters considered for optimization, both(More)
Comprehensive 2D GC coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry was applied for the characterization of the particulate phase of mainstream tobacco smoke particulate. Five 3R4F research cigarettes were smoked on a rotary smoking machine under standardized conditions, total particular matter was collected on Cambridge filter pads and extracted using(More)
A thermal desorption comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TD-GC×GC-TOFMS) method has been developed for the analysis of mainstream tobacco smoke (MTS) vapour phase (VP). The selection process of the sample introduction approach involved comparing the results obtained from three different approaches:(More)