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Home made SPME fiber coating for arson analysis

Ahmad, Umi Kalthom and Yacob, Abdul Rahim and Selvaraju, Geetha (2008) Home made SPME fiber coating for arson analysis. The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 12 (1). 32 - 38. ISSN 1394-2506

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A number of adsorbents are available commercially as coatings for SPME fibers but some analytical methodologies might demand specific properties for the extraction of selected compounds, special coatings that have particular volume and a selectivity towards particular analytes. This paper presents a simple, fast, effective and environmental friendly methodology for the determination of accelerants in arson samples using headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled to gas chromatography. A new fiber prepared by sol-gel method, containing 1:1 molar ratio of octyltriethoxysilane (C8 -TEOS): methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMOS) was employed in this technique. The efficiency of the new fiber coating prepared by sol– gel technology for the determination of accelerants was compared to that of commercial PDMS/DVB fibers. Polydimethylsiloxane divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB) is the most common fiber coating for the extraction of hydrocarbon compounds. Compared with commercial PDMS/DVB fiber, the new homemade fiber exhibited higher extraction capability and good selectivity for accelerants. The homemade fiber was also applied for the simulated arson samples. The home-made SPME adsorbent was shown to be a good alternative to commercially available fiber for the determination of accelerants in arson cases.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Home-made SPME adsorbent, arson, accelerants, SPME-GC
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
ID Code:18880
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:19 Nov 2012 06:37
Last Modified:19 Nov 2012 06:37

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