By Lawrence Kobilinsky
A concise, strong advent to a few of the issues lined by way of the self-discipline of forensic chemistry
The Forensic Chemistry Handbook makes a speciality of issues in all the significant chemistry-related components of forensic technological know-how. With bankruptcy authors that span the forensic chemistry box, this publication exposes readers to the state-of-the-art on topics equivalent to serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental research, arson research, and numerous different kinds of chemical residue research. additionally, the Forensic Chemistry Handbook:
Covers forensic chemistry in a transparent, concise, and authoritative way
Brings jointly in a single quantity the most important issues in forensics the place chemistry performs a massive function, similar to blood research, drug research, urine research, and DNA analysis
Explains how one can use analytical tools to investigate crime scene evidence
Contains quite a few charts, illustrations, graphs, and tables to offer easy accessibility to pertinent information
Media specialize in high-profile trials like these of Scott Peterson or Kobe Bryant have peaked a growing to be curiosity within the attention-grabbing topic of forensic chemistry. For these readers who are looking to comprehend the mechanisms of reactions utilized in laboratories to piece jointly crime scenes—and to totally take hold of the chemistry in the back of it—this ebook is a must have.
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10 FORENSIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Benz(a)anthracene/Benzo(a)pyrene The researchers then turned to high-molecular-weight PAH ratios to determine if the pyrogenic pattern observed in the stream was from weathered MGP residues or from recent background contamination. Several PAHs were chosen to create double-ratio plots in which certain sections of the plot were diagnostic for either the MGP, background sources, or a mix of the two. , 2004). , 2004). , older) PAHs were derived from the MGP site.