Decomposing animal tissue releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs), of interest in forensic science. We describe the use of GC×GC–qMS/FID retrofitted with a reverse fill/flush (RFF) flow modulator for analyzing these VOCs in a tropical climate.
As our academic year comes to end, I always take time to reflect on what I have learned in the past year. As an assistant professor in Forensic Sciences and Chemistry at Chaminade University of Honolulu, I take the opportunity to review my courses regularly and implement new tools. Some of them will be successful and others will not.