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Adipocere

National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Adipocere is a decomposition product comprising predominantly of saturated fatty acids which results from the hydrolysis and… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Adipocere refers to a postmortem product which forms from body fat in the later stages of decomposition. Factors present in the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
A controlled laboratory experiment was conducted in order to investigate the effect of the method of burial (i.e. the presence of… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Adipocere is a postmortem decomposition product which forms from a body's adipose tissue. This study aimed to chemically… Expand
Review
2003
Review
2003
The unrestrained decomposition of a corpse involves the consecutive processes of autolysis, putrefaction and decay. Ideally… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Soil samples recovered from grave exhumations have been analysed in an attempt to identify and characterise adipocere contained… Expand
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The accurate determination of postmortem interval (PMI) using the formation of adipocere presents a significant challenge to… Expand
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Adipocere is a waxy substance which sometimes forms from the adipose tissue of dead bodies, especially when they are under water… Expand
Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Adipocere, "grave wax," is a waxy or greasy decomposition product formed by hydrolysis and hydrogenation of tissue fats. Once… Expand
1977
1977
The hydroxy fatty acid purified from the adipocere, m.p. 78.5 degrees -79.0 degrees C, was optically inactive and the adipocere… Expand