Confirmation of natural gas explosion from methane quantification by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-GC-MS) in postmortem samples: a case report.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
Confirmation of natural gas explosion from methane quantification by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-GC-MS) in postmortem samples: a case report.
Journal
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Author(s)
Varlet V., Augsburger M.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Volume
127
Number
2
Pages
413-418
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A new analytical approach for measuring methane in tissues is presented. For the first time, the use of in situ-produced, stably labelled CDH(3) provides a reliable and precise methane quantification. This method was applied to postmortem samples obtained from two victims to help determine the explosion origin. There was evidence of methane in the adipose tissue (82 nmol/g) and cardiac blood (1.3 nmol/g) of one victim, which corresponded to a lethal methane outburst. These results are discussed in the context of the available literature to define an analysis protocol for application in the event of a gas explosion.
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