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Molecules of murder : criminal molecules and classic cases

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : The Royal Society of Chemistry, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the world of dangerous organic poisons.


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley
ISBN: 9781782624745 1782624740
OCLC Number: 944037436
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: From medicine to murder; Chapter 1: Ricin and the assassination of Georgi Markov; Chapter 2: Hyoscine and the murder of Belle Elmore; Chapter 3: Atropine and Mrs Agutter's gin and tonic; Chapter 4: Diamorphine and the Dr Jekyll of Hyde; Chapter 5: Adrenaline and the near-perfect murders of Kirsten Gilbert; Part II: So simple, so useful, so deadly; Chapter 6: Chloroform and the murder of Edwin Bartlett; Chapter 7: Life & Death & CO; Carbon monoxide and the homemade gas chamber; Chapter 8: Cyanide and the death on the Nile; Chapter 9: Paraquat and the poisoned gravy; Chapter 10: Polonium and the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko;
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