Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    Analysis of Fire Debris Samples by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS): Case Studies

    (Received 29 November 1990; accepted 8 January 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a powerful tool for analyzing fire debris samples for the presence of accelerants. By generating ion profiles for specific chemical classes, GC-MS allows conclusive determinations to be made in some situations where GC-FID is insufficient. Three case examples that illustrate the use of GC-MS and ion profile techniques are presented here.


    Author Information:

    Nowicki, J
    Forensic scientist III, Bureau of Forensic Sciences, Illinois State Police, Maywood, IL


    Stock #: JFS13173J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13173J

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    Title Analysis of Fire Debris Samples by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS): Case Studies
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    Committee E30