(Received 18 October 1995; accepted 2 August 1996)
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Carbon disulfide is the solvent of choice for eluting adsorption packages prior to analysis by GC/FID. In laboratories which utilize mass selective detectors instead of flame ionization detectors, diethyl ether, a much friendlier solvent, can be used in place of the CS2. No loss of sensitivity occurs, and there is a salutary impact on bench workers' health as well as on the aroma of the fire debris laboratory.
Vice president, Armstrong Forensic Laboratories, Arlington, TX
Manager, Fire Investigations, Applied Technical Services, Inc., Marietta, GA
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