Characterization of adipocere formation in animal species

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dc.contributor.author Forbes, SL
dc.contributor.author Stuart, BH
dc.contributor.author Dent, BB
dc.contributor.author Fenwick-Mulcahy, S
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:28:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05
dc.date.issued 2005-05
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2005, 50 (3), pp. 633 - 640
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2005, 50 (3), pp. 633 - 640
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1198
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3536
dc.description.abstract Adipocere is a soft white substance formed postmortem from fatty tissue in a decomposing body. In this preliminary study the formation of adipocere in soil was investigated for a number of animal species. Adipocere was formed from the fatty tissue of pig, cattle, sheep and rabbit. It was found that adipocere did not form from the fatty tissue of chicken or kangaroo in the time frame investigated. The issues being considered are relevant to the forensic examination of remains whose origin is otherwise uncertain or which are, in some way, related to human remains. Infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were used to characterise the composition of adipocere formed in the various species after different burial durations. Adipocere was observed to form at different rates among the species, but there was no distinct evidence of the fundamental composition varying between species. Copyright © 2005 by ASTM International.
dc.description.abstract Adipocere is a soft white substance formed postmortem from fatty tissue in a decomposing body. In this preliminary study the formation of adipocere in soil was investigated for a number of animal species. Adipocere was formed from the fatty tissue of pig, cattle, sheep and rabbit. It was found that adipocere did not form from the fatty tissue of chicken or kangaroo in the time frame investigated. The issues being considered are relevant to the forensic examination of remains whose origin is otherwise uncertain or which are, in some way, related to human remains. Infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were used to characterise the composition of adipocere formed in the various species after different burial durations. Adipocere was observed to form at different rates among the species, but there was no distinct evidence of the fundamental composition varying between species. Copyright © 2005 by ASTM International.
dc.language eng
dc.language eng
dc.title Characterization of adipocere formation in animal species
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Sciences
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Sciences
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 50
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation W Conshohocken, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 633 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 640 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0699 Other Biological Sciences
dc.personcode 950589
dc.personcode 114232
dc.personcode 950402
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Biological Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 0.881 en_US
dc.description.keywords Adipocere
dc.description.keywords Adipocere
dc.description.keywords Burial
dc.description.keywords Burial
dc.description.keywords Forensic science
dc.description.keywords Forensic science
dc.description.keywords Forensic taphonomy
dc.description.keywords Forensic taphonomy
dc.description.keywords Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
dc.description.keywords Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
dc.description.keywords Infrared spectroscopy
dc.description.keywords Infrared spectroscopy
dc.description.keywords Non-human remains
dc.description.keywords Non-human remains
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history School of Chemistry and Forensic Science (ID: 339)
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