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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Analyzing Brazilian Vehicle Documents for Authenticity by Easy Ambient Sonic-Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry*
Author: Romao, W
Vaz, BG
Lalli, PM
Bueno, MIMS
Correa, DN
Telles, VLCN
de Castro, EVR
Eberlin, MN
Abstract: Using desorption/ionization techniques such as easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS), it is possible to analyze documents of Brazilian vehicles for authenticity, providing a chemical profile directly from the surface of each document. A method for the detection of counterfeit documents is described, and the falsification procedure is elucidated. Forty authentic and counterfeit documents were analyzed by both positive and negative ion modes, EASI(+/-)-MS. EASI(+)-MS results identified the presence of (bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate plasticizer and of dihexadecyldimethylammonium biocide in both types of documents. For EASI(-)-MS results, the 4-octyloxybenzoic acid additive ([M + H]+: m/z 249) is present only in counterfeit documents. It was also found that counterfeit vehicle documents are produced via Laserjet printers. Desorption/ionization techniques, such as EASI-MS, offer therefore, an intelligent way to characterize the counterfeiting method.
Subject: forensic science
questioned documents
ionization techniques
ambient mass spectrometry
Brazilian vehicle documents
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Citation: Journal Of Forensic Sciences. Wiley-blackwell, v. 57, n. 2, n. 539, n. 543, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.02005.x
Date Issue: 2012
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