1st Edition

GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids

    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.

    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


    Reta Newman, Michael Gilbert and Kevin Lothridge