Recent developments in analytical instrumentation have had an enormous influence on forensic analysis. The mass spectrometer is now an integral part of every forensic laboratory, resulting in greater analytical accuracy, more reliable identification, and lower detection limits. As the instrumental method of choice among forensic analysts, the mass spectrometer continues to pave the way for innovative applications in forensic analysis.
Exploring the latest developments in the field, Advances in Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry provides a comprehensive reference guide to forensic applications using modern mass spectrometry techniques. The book features methods developed from advanced instrumentation, drug detection and toxicological analysis, and methodology of applications of stable isotope ratios. The final chapters present approaches for identifying accelerants in fire debris and procedures for analyzing explosives in post-blast residues.
Jehuda Yinon, Ph.D., is one of the top forensic chemists in the world. As the editor of this authoritative volume, he compiles the knowledge of leading experts to demonstrate the use of novel mass spectrometry techniques in a vast range of forensic applications.
Table of Contents
SCREENING FOR DRUGS IN BODY FLUIDS BY GC/MS, Hans H. Maurer
LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY - MASS SPECTROMETRY IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY, Maciej J. Bogusz
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SPORTS: DETECTION OF DOPING AGENTS IN HAIR BY MASS SPECTROMETRY, Marion Villain, Vincent Cirimele and Pascal Kintz
FORENSIC APPLICATIONS OF ISOTOPE RATIO MASS SPECTROMETRY, Wolfram Meier-Augenstein and Ray H. Liu
IDENTIFICATION OF IGNITABLE LIQUID RESIDUES IN FIRE DEBRIS BY GC/MS/MS
The Use of Compound Specific MS/MS for the Identification of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Analysis, José R. Almirall and Jeannette Perr
Analysis of Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris and the Role of GC/MS/MS, Dale Sutherland
ANALYSIS OF EXPLOSIVES BY LC/MS, Jehuda Yinon
"[A]n information-packed reference guide to the latest applications of mass spectrometry in forensic science. … Each chapter is written by one or more well-known subject experts including Yinon himself. The chapters are very readable with many drawings and diagrams and are extensively annotated. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. "
- CHOICE, June 2004, Vol. 41, No. 10