The effect of soil type on adipocere formation

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Show simple item record Forbes Shari en_US Dent Boyd en_US Stuart Barbara en_US 2009-11-12T05:31:22Z 2009-11-12T05:31:22Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005000617 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Forbes Shari, Dent Boyd, and Stuart Barbara 2005, 'The effect of soil type on adipocere formation', Elsevier Ireland Ltd, vol. 154, no. 1, pp. 35-43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-0738 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Adipocere refers to a postmortem product which forms from body fat in the later stages of decomposition. Factors present in the surrounding decomposition environment will influence adipocere formation and may accelerate or retard the process of conversion. One such factor important in burial environments is the type of grave soil in which the burial has taken place. This study was conducted to investigate the influence of various soil types on the formation of adipocere in grave soils. X-ray diffraction and particle size analysis were used to characterise the soils which were essentially chosen on the basis of grain size. Infrared spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography – mass spectrometry were used to investigate the lipid profile and chemical composition of adipocere developed from decomposing tissue. The results suggest that adipocere is able to form in various soil types and that particular soil environments may accelerate its formation. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ireland Ltd en_US
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dc.title The effect of soil type on adipocere formation en_US
dc.parent Forensic Science International en_US
dc.journal.volume 154 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Clare, Ireland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 35 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 43 en_US Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Sciences en_US
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