GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids

1st Edition

By Reta Newman, Michael W. Gilbert, Kevin Lothridge

CRC Press

768 pages

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Hardback: 9780849331077
pub: 1997-09-15
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The rapidly increasing number of different ignitable liquid formulations available today poses a new challenge to fire debris analysts and other forensic chemistry specialists - that of accurately identifying and classifying ignitable liquids with unfamiliar chromatographic patterns.

GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids addresses that challenge with a selection of more than 100 different ignitable liquid formulations designed to supplement the laboratory's standard collection. Both total ion chromatograms and extracted ion chromatograms (mass chromatograms) are included.

Written by authors who are also experienced forensic chemists, this complete reference is the only single source of information on ignitable liquids - a must for students of fire science, forensic chemists, and anyone conducting fire debris analysis.

Table of Contents


Extracted Ion Chromatography

Ignitable Liquid Classification

Brand/Product Identification

Data Collection

Sample Preparation

Data Presentation

How to Use This Book

Classification Flowchart


Hydrocarbon and Aromatic Standards



Oxygenated Solvents

Isoparaffinic Products

Normal Alkane Products

Aromatic Solvents

Naphthenic Paraffinic Products

Mixtures and Miscellaneous Products


Appendix A: Computer Program for HP Chemstation

Appendix B: Hydrocarbon Range Index

Appendix C: Distillate Index

Appendix D: Oxygenate Index

Appendix E: Mixture/Miscellaneous Product Index


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science