Year: 1977 Source: Forensic Science, v.9, no.3, (1977), p.205-207 SIEC No: 19840346

Post-mortem tissues from a thiopentone suicide were analysed by ultraviolet spectrometry and gas chromatography. The thiopentone concentrations found (0.6 mg/100 ml of blood and 2.6 mg/100 g of tissue) are consistent with those reported for”anaesthetic” deaths where only thiopentone and other anaesthetic agents were present. The gas chromatographic method gave more accurate results with the tissues.