Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin

, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 127–130 | Cite as

Arsenic determination in autopsy material using atomic absorption spectroscopy

  • Gunnar Norheim
  • Per E. Paus
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Summary

In a case of fatal arsenic intoxication samples of blood, liver and bile were analysed using atomic absorption spectroscopy. Different flames were used. The liver sample was ashed in a low temperature asher. The method is simple and requires a minimum of sample handling.

Key words

Arsenic, atomic absorption Atomic absorption, arsenic Autopsy material, arsenic determination 

Zusammenfassung

In einem Fall von tödlicher Arsen-Intoxikation wurden Proben von Blut, Leber und Galle mit Hilfe von einem Atom-Absorptions-Spektrophotometer analysiert. Die Leberprobe wurde unter niedrigen Temperaturbedingungen verascht. Die Methode ist einfach und erfordert ein Minimum an Vorbehandlung.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunnar Norheim
    • 1
  • Per E. Paus
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity of OsloNorway
  2. 2.Central Institute for Industrial ResearchOsloNorway

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