Studies of adipocere using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy

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dc.contributor.author Stuart, Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.author Forbes, Shari en_US
dc.contributor.author Dent, Boyd en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:51:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T03:51:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005001965 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stuart Barbara, Forbes Shari, and Dent Boyd 2005, 'Studies of adipocere using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy', Humana Press, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 197-201. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-769X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5685
dc.description.abstract Attenuated total reflectance (ATR) infrared spectroscopy has been used to characterise pig adipocere formation. The composition of adipocere samples obtained by burial of pig adipocere tissue in soil and in mock coffins were compared with that of the original adipose tissue using this technique. The ATR spectra show that bands resulting from triglyceride and fatty acid C=O stretching are particularly useful fro monitoring the changes in adipocere formation. The technique is able to be used to investigate how the burial environment affects the rate of adipocere formation and supports the results of earlier gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer and diffuse reflectance infrared studies. ATR spectroscopy has also been demonsrtated to have the advantage of convenient sample reparation. en_US
dc.publisher Humana Press en_US
dc.title Studies of adipocere using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy en_US
dc.parent Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 197 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 201 en_US
dc.cauo.name Dept of Material Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110300 en_US
dc.personcode 950589 en_US
dc.personcode 114232 en_US
dc.personcode 950402 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Clinical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords forensic science, adipocere, FTIR spectroscopy, ATR, adipose, soil en_US
dc.staffid 950402 en_US


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