Comparison of Automotive Gasolines Using Capillary Gas Chromatography II: Limitations of Automotive Gasoline Comparisons in Casework

    Volume 32, Issue 3 (May 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Mann, DC
    Criminalist, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory, Seattle, WA

    (Received 25 April 1986; accepted 16 July 1986)

    Abstract

    When comparing gasoline recovered from a fire scene with a possible source, several factors must be considered, including the variability introduced by the recovery method, possible contamination of the data by pyrolysis products, distortion of the data as a result of evaporation of the gasoline, and other alterations of the recovered gasoline by chemical and physical interactions. All of these factors can contribute to a decrease in the specificity of comparisons of gasoline recovered from fire debris relative to liquid gasoline comparisons.


    Paper ID: JFS12366J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12366J

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    Title Comparison of Automotive Gasolines Using Capillary Gas Chromatography II: Limitations of Automotive Gasoline Comparisons in Casework
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