Investigating the provenance of un-dyed spun cotton fibre using multi-isotope profiles and chemometric analysis

Niamh Nic Daeid, Wolfram Meier-Augenstein, Helen F. Kemp

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Abstract

The analysis of un-dyed spun cotton fibres can be challenging within a forensic science context where discrimination of one fibre from another is of importance. Conventional microscopic and chemical analysis of these fibres is generally unsuccessful because of their similar morphology. In this work we have explored the potential of isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) as a tool for spun cotton fibre analysis in an attempt to reveal any discriminatory information available. Seven different batches of un-dyed spun cotton fibre from four different countries were analysed. A combination of the hydrogen and oxygen isotopic data facilitated the correct association of the samples, demonstrating, for the first time, the applicability of IRMS to fibre analysis in this way.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1812-1816
Number of pages5
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Volume25
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011

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Cotton fibers
Isotopes
Mass spectrometry
Fibers
Hydrogen
Association reactions
Oxygen
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • ratio mass-spectrometry
  • olive oils
  • natural abundance
  • water
  • hair
  • identification
  • Delta-O-18
  • original essays
  • oxygen
  • O-18

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Daeid, Niamh Nic ; Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram ; Kemp, Helen F. / Investigating the provenance of un-dyed spun cotton fibre using multi-isotope profiles and chemometric analysis. In: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 2011 ; Vol. 25, No. 13. pp. 1812-1816.
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