Demonstration of ingested thinner

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

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Abstract

Taking a practical forensic case that provided an opportunity, an attempt was made to prove that paint thinner had been ingested by the victim. One ml of standard thinner solution, which was prepared by mixing toluene, ethyl acetate, and isobutanol, was given by gavage to rats, after which, on sacrifice of the animals, the distribution of thinner components in the body tissue and in the gastric contents was examined by gas chromatography, using the salting-out technique and the headspace method. Three thinner components and ethanol, a metabolite of ethyl acetate, were found to be present in the gastric contents, whereas only toluene was found in the blood and in the other tissue. From these results we thus have concluded that paint thinner taken can be proved by detecting the presence of ethyl acetate and isobutanol together with toluene in the stomach, whereas only toluene can be detected in the body fluids and the other tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Legal Medicine
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

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Toluene
Gastrointestinal Contents
Paint
Animal Distribution
Body Fluids
Gas Chromatography
Stomach
Ethanol
ethyl acetate
isobutyl alcohol

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  • Health Policy
  • Law

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Kato, K., Nagata, T., Kimura, K., Kudo, K., & Imamura, T. (1990). Demonstration of ingested thinner. Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine, 44(3), 223-226.

Demonstration of ingested thinner. / Kato, K.; Nagata, T.; Kimura, K.; Kudo, K.; Imamura, T.

In: Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 223-226.

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Kato, K, Nagata, T, Kimura, K, Kudo, K & Imamura, T 1990, 'Demonstration of ingested thinner', Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 223-226.
Kato K, Nagata T, Kimura K, Kudo K, Imamura T. Demonstration of ingested thinner. Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine. 1990 Jan 1;44(3):223-226.
Kato, K. ; Nagata, T. ; Kimura, K. ; Kudo, K. ; Imamura, T. / Demonstration of ingested thinner. In: Japanese Journal of Legal Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 223-226.
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