Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    Identification of Dog Repellent in the Clothes of an Assault Suspect Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

    (Received 23 June 1994; accepted 11 August 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Clothes from an assault case were recently submitted to our laboratory in order to determine if the suspect had been sprayed with Halt! Dog Repellent. The three major capsaicinoids of the Capsicum species, capsaicin, dihydrocapsaicin and nordihydrocapsaicin were extracted and identified using GC/MS. The spectra compared favorably with the remaining repellent in the can and cited literature values.


    Author Information:

    Mongan, AL
    Forensic Chemist and Senior Forensic Chemist, Vermont State Police Crime Laboratory, Waterbury, VT

    Buel, E
    Forensic Chemist and Senior Forensic Chemist, Vermont State Police Crime Laboratory, Waterbury, VT


    Stock #: JFS13819J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13819J

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    Title Identification of Dog Repellent in the Clothes of an Assault Suspect Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
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    Committee E30