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Tetrachloroethylene and Trichloroethylene Fatality: Case Report and Simple Headspace SPME-Capillary Gas Chromatographic Determination in Tissues

B. Dehon, L. Humbert, L. Devisme, M. Stievenart, D. Mathieu, N. Houdret and M. Lhermitte

in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Volume 24, issue 1, pages 22-26
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 0146-4760
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1945-2403 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jat/24.1.22
Tetrachloroethylene and Trichloroethylene Fatality: Case Report and Simple Headspace SPME-Capillary Gas Chromatographic Determination in Tissues

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We describe a simple, precise, and sensitive assay of tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene in tissues, suitable both for emergency cases and forensic medicine. The method employs headspace solid phase microextradion-capillary gas chromatography and electron capture detection. The case is relative to a 45-year-old woman discovered unconscious in a laundry area. The concentrations of the solvents in tissues were determined and compared to other previously published fatalities.

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