Post-mortem test for low-boiling arson residues of gasoline by gas chromatography-ion-trap mass spectrometry.

@article{Schuberth1994PostmortemTF,
  title={Post-mortem test for low-boiling arson residues of gasoline by gas chromatography-ion-trap mass spectrometry.},
  author={J. Schuberth},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical applications},
  year={1994},
  volume={662 1},
  pages={
          113-7
        }
}
  • J. Schuberth
  • Published 1994
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical applications
  • Using headspace capillary GC-MS with ion-trap detection, the additive in motor gasoline, MTBE (methyl tert.-butyl ether), was spotted in the blood from five victims of arsons set off with motor gasoline. In the brain from a death of a fire started by ignited isoparaffins, a number of branched C8 alkanes were found. Since 80 control samples of accidental fires, started by non-chemical means, tested negative for MTBE or isoparaffins, the data suggested that post-mortem exams for low-boiling… CONTINUE READING
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