A Comparison of Decomposition Products from Selected Burned Materials with Common Arson Accelerants

    Volume 22, Issue 1 (January 1977)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1977

    Page Count: 3


    Hueske, EE
    Criminalists, Criminalistics Laboratory, Ft. Worth, Tex.

    Clodfelter, RW
    Criminalists, Criminalistics Laboratory, Ft. Worth, Tex.

    (Received 9 April 1976; accepted 17 June 1976)

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the burning of certain building materials could produce products that could be confused with gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, or jet fuel. The subject of laboratory investigation of arson has been treated elsewhere in the literature [1], as have specific procedures for residue isolation [2–4] and identification [2,4,5]. A study of the amounts of hydrocarbons which may be obtained from charred materials has been made [6].


    Paper ID: JFS10374J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10374J

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