Components of paint thinner in body fluids clearly detected using the salting-out technique

K. Kato, T. Nagata, K. Kimura, K. Kudo, T. Imamura, M. Noda

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For a more sensitive detection of paint thinner components in body fluids, we made use of a salting-out technique, with sodium chloride added to blood samples followed by gas chromatography, using the headspace method. The detection of ethyl acetate and isobutanol was considerably enhanced using these approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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