Extraction and Analysis of Low Molecular Weight Alcohols and Acetone from Fire Debris Using Passive Headspace Concentration

    Volume 39, Issue 1 (January 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Chasteen, CE
    Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Laboratory Supervisor, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Division of State Fire Marshal, Fire and Arson Laboratory, Havana, FL

    Phelps, JL
    Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Laboratory Supervisor, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Division of State Fire Marshal, Fire and Arson Laboratory, Havana, FL

    Render, MM
    Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Laboratory Supervisor, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Division of State Fire Marshal, Fire and Arson Laboratory, Havana, FL

    (Received 11 February 1993; accepted 8 July 1993)

    Abstract

    Passive headspace concentration was utilized for recovering methanol, ethanol, isopropanol and acetone from materials commonly found in fire debris. Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection was used for screening the extracts, followed by Gas Chromatography/Ion Trap Detection to confirm the presence of an alcohol or acetone with mass spectra.


    Paper ID: JFS13585J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13585J

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    Title Extraction and Analysis of Low Molecular Weight Alcohols and Acetone from Fire Debris Using Passive Headspace Concentration
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    Committee E30