Journal Published Online: 01 March 1997
Volume 42, Issue 2

Comparison of the Eluting Efficiency of Carbon Disulfide with Diethyl Ether: The Case for Laboratory Safety



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.

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Lentini, JJ
Fire Investigations, Applied Technical Services, Inc., Marietta, GA
Armstrong, AT
Armstrong Forensic Laboratories, Arlington, TX
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Stock #: JFS14117J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14117J