Development of a novel headspace sorptive extraction method to study the aging of volatile compounds in spent handgun cartridges.

Estimating the time since the last discharge of firearms and/or spent cartridges may be a useful piece of information in forensic firearm-related cases. The current approach consists of studying the diffusion of selected volatile organic compounds (such as naphthalene) released during the shooting using solid-phase microextraction (SPME). However, this… CONTINUE READING