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Commentary on the article of Wang H, Li J, Huang Z, Wang F, Zhang Y, Chang J, Rao Y (2020) Assessment of the role played by n-propanol in distinction of ethanol source in postmortem blood with the assistance of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate. Forensic Toxicol 38:195–202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11419-019-00507-9

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Boumba, V.A. Commentary on the article of Wang H, Li J, Huang Z, Wang F, Zhang Y, Chang J, Rao Y (2020) Assessment of the role played by n-propanol in distinction of ethanol source in postmortem blood with the assistance of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate. Forensic Toxicol 38:195–202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11419-019-00507-9. Forensic Toxicol (2020) doi:10.1007/s11419-019-00520-y

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