Volume 24, Issue 3 (July 1979)

    Trace Amounts of Lead and Bromine in Soot Studied by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

    (Received 3 August 1978; accepted 25 November 1978)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Forensic science laboratories are sometimes confronted with the question of whether or not a flammable solvent has been used to initiate a fire. One of the most efficient accelerants is gasoline. Some gasoline for use in motor vehicles contains lead and bromine (tetraethyl lead, tetramethyl lead, and ethylene dibromide) as additives amounting to about 0.4 g/litre. The lead alkyls are added to improve the resistance against knocking, whereas ethylene dibromide is used to expel the lead from the cylinder walls.


    Author Information:

    Hagström, AL
    Project leader, Linköping University, Linköping,


    Stock #: JFS10880J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10880J

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    Title Trace Amounts of Lead and Bromine in Soot Studied by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
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    Committee E30