Rapid and reliable methods for identification of chlorhexidine (CHD) and nonylphenolethoxylates (NPEOn) in antiseptic and hemolyzed blood using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) were developed. Fragmental analysis provides accurate evidence for the presence of CHD in the samples. For the determination of CHD in hemolyzed blood, the method was also developed using LC-ESI-MS. Linearity of calibration curve was obtained over the concentration range of 0.1-11 μg/mL with residuals from -4.3 to 6.7%. We applied the methods to the case of suicidal injection of antiseptic and successfully detected CHD and NPEOn from hemolyzed blood. The CHD concentration was 352 μg/mL.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Feb 2|
- Forensic medicine
- Forensic science