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Prof. dr. A.C. (Arian) van Asten

Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Fotograaf: Jeroen Oerlemans

  • Science Park 904
  • Kamernummer: C2.243
  • Postbus 94157
    1090 GD Amsterdam
  • Publicaties


    • Laposchan, S., Kranenburg, R. F., & van Asten, A. C. (2022). Impurities, adulterants and cutting agents in cocaine as potential candidates for retrospective mining of GC-MS data. Science and Justice, 62(1), 60-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2021.11.004
    • Van Echelpoel, R., Kranenburg, R. F., van Asten, A. C., & De Wael, K. (2022). Electrochemical detection of MDMA and 2C-B in ecstasy tablets using a selectivity enhancement strategy by in-situ derivatization. Forensic Chemistry, 27, [100383]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2021.100383


    • Kranenburg, R. F., Lukken, C. K., Schoenmakers, P. J., & van Asten, A. C. (2021). Spotting Isomer Mixtures in Forensic Illicit Drug Casework with GC–VUV using Automated Coelution Detection and Spectral Deconvolution. Journal of Chromatography B, 1173, [122675]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2021.122675
    • Kranenburg, R. F., Stuyver, L. I., de Ridder, R., van Beek, A., Colmsee, E., & van Asten, A. C. (2021). Deliberate evasion of narcotic legislation: Trends visualized in commercial mixtures of new psychoactive substances analyzed by GC-solid deposition-FTIR. Forensic Chemistry, 25(August 2021), [100346]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2021.100346
    • Kranenburg, R. F., Verduin, J., de Ridder, R., Weesepoel, Y., Alewijn, M., Heerschop, M., Keizers, P. H. J., van Esch, A., & van Asten, A. C. (2021). Performance Evaluation of Handheld Raman Spectroscopy for Cocaine Detection in Forensic Case Samples. Drug Testing and Analysis, 13(5), 1054-1067. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2993 [details]
    • de Bruin-Hoegée, M., Kleiweg, D., Noort, D., & van Asten, A. C. (2021). Chemical attribution of fentanyl: The effect of human metabolism. Forensic Chemistry, 24, [100330]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2021.100330
    • van Geenen, F. A. M. G., Kranenburg, R. F., van Asten, A. C., Martens, J., Oomens, J., & Berden, G. (2021). Isomer-Specific Two-Color Double-Resonance (IR2MS3) Ion Spectroscopy Using a Single Laser: Application in the Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances. Analytical Chemistry, 93(4), 2687-2693. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05042



    • Bezemer, K. D. B., van Duin, L. V. A., Martín-Albercab , C., Somsen, G. W., Schoenmakers, P. J., Haselberg, R., & van Asten, A. C. (2019). Rapid forensic chemical classification of confiscated flash banger fireworks using capillary electrophoresis. Forensic Chemistry, 16, [100187]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2019.100187 [details]
    • Kranenburg, R. F., García-Cicourel, A. R., Kukurin, C., Janssen, H-G., Schoenmakers, P. J., & van Asten, A. C. (2019). Distinguishing drug isomers in the forensic laboratory: GC-VUV in addition to GC-MS for orthogonal selectivity and the use of library match scores as a new source of information. Forensic Science International, 302, [109900]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.109900 [details]
    • Pintabona, L., Astefanei, A., Corthals, G. L., & van Asten, A. C. (2019). Utilizing Surface Acoustic Wave Nebulization (SAWN) for the Rapid and Sensitive Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Organic Explosives. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 30(12), 2447-2804. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13361-019-02335-y [details]



    • Langstraat, K., Knijnenberg, A., Edelman, G., van de Merwe, L., van Loon, A., Dik, J., & van Asten, A. (2017). Large area imaging of forensic evidence with MA-XRF. Scientific Reports, 7, [15056]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-15468-5 [details]
    • Lopatka, M., Sampat, A. A., Jonkers, S., Adutwum, L. A., Mol, H. G. J., van der Weg, G., ... Vivó-Truyols, G. (2017). Local Ion Signatures (LIS) for the examination of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography applied to fire debris analysis. Forensic Chemistry, 3, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2016.10.003 [details]
    • Teunissen, S. F., Fedick, P. W., Berendsen, B. J. A., Nielen, M. W. F., Eberlin, M. N., Graham Cooks, R., & van Asten, A. C. (2017). Novel Selectivity-Based Forensic Toxicological Validation of a Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry Method for the Quantitative Determination of Eight Amphetamines in Whole Blood. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 28(12), 2665-2676. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13361-017-1790-0 [details]
    • Woldegebriel, M., van Asten, A., Kloosterman, A., & Vivó-Truyols, G. (2017). Probabilistic peak detection in CE-LIF for STR DNA typing. Electrophoresis, 38(13-14), 1713-1723. https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.201600550 [details]


    • Bezemer, K. D. B., Koeberg, M., van der Heijden, A. E. D. M., van Driel, C. A., Blaga, C., Bruinsma, J., & van Asten, A. C. (2016). The Potential of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) and Gas Chromatography-IRMS Analysis of Triacetone Triperoxide in Forensic Explosives Investigations. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61(5), 1198-1207. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.13135
    • Bruijns, B., van Asten, A., Tiggelaar, R., & Gardeniers, H. (2016). Microfluidic Devices for Forensic DNA Analysis: A Review. Biosensors, 6(3), [41]. https://doi.org/10.3390/bios6030041
    • Cuypers, E., Flinders, B., Boone, C. M., Bosman, I. J., Lusthof, K. J., Van Asten, A. C., ... Heeren, R. M. A. (2016). Consequences of Decontamination Procedures in Forensic Hair Analysis Using Metal-Assisted Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 88(6), 3091-3097. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03979 [details]
    • Sampat, A. A. S., Lopatka, M., Vivó-Truyols, G., Schoenmakers, P. J., & van Asten, A. C. (2016). Towards chemical profiling of ignitable liquids with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography: Exploring forensic application to neat white spirits. Forensic Science International, 267, 183-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.08.006
    • Sampat, A., Lopatka, M., Sjerps, M., Vivo-Truyols, G., Schoenmakers, P., & van Asten, A. (2016). Forensic potential of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 80, 345-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2015.10.011 [details]
    • Smijs, T., Galli, F., & van Asten, A. C. (2016). Forensic potential of Atomic Force Microscopy. Forensic Chemistry, 2, 93-104.
    • Woldegebriel, M., Gonsalves, J., van Asten, A., & Vivó-Truyols, G. (2016). Robust Bayesian Algorithm for Targeted Compound Screening in Forensic Toxicology. Analytical Chemistry, 88(4), 2421-2430. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04484 [details]


    • Brust, H., Koeberg, M., van der Heijden, A., Wiarda, W., Mügler, I., Schrader, M., ... van Asten, A. (2015). Isotopic and elemental profiling of ammonium nitrate in forensic explosives investigations. Forensic Science International, 248, 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.11.024 [details]
    • Kloosterman, A., Mapes, A., Geradts, Z., van Eijk, E., Koper, C., van den Berg, J., Verheij, S., van der Steen, M., & van Asten, A. (2015). The interface between forensic science and technology: how technology could cause a paradigm shift in the role of forensic institutes in the criminal justice system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 370(1674), [20140264]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0264 [details]
    • Muramoto, S., Forbes, T. P., van Asten, A. C., & Gillen, G. (2015). Test Sample for the Spatially Resolved Quantification of Illicit Drugs on Fingerprints Using Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 87(10), 5444-5450. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01060 [details]
    • van Asten, A., Neuteboom, W., Wiersma, S., & Geradts, Z. (2015). The Netherlands. In D. H. Ubelaker (Ed.), The Global Practice of Forensic Science (pp. 217-230). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118724248.ch21 [details]


    • Brust, H., Willemse, S., Zeng, T., van Asten, A., Koeberg, M., van der Heijden, A., ... Schoenmakers, P. (2014). Impurity profiling of trinitrotoluene using vacuum-​outlet gas chromatography-​mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1374, 224-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2014.11.055 [details]
    • Brust, H., van Asten, A., Koeberg, M., Dalmolen, J., van der Heijden, A., & Schoenmakers, P. (2014). Accurate quantitation of pentaerythritol tetranitrate and its degradation products using liquid chromatography-​atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-​mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1338, 111-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2014.02.067 [details]
    • Cuypers, E., Flinders, B., Bosman, I. J., Lusthof, K. J., van Asten, A. C., Tytgat, J., & Heeren, R. M. A. (2014). Hydrogen peroxide reactions on cocaine in hair using imaging mass spectrometry. Forensic Science International, 242, 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.06.035 [details]
    • Espy, R. D., Teunissen, S. F., Manicke, N. E., Ren, Y., Ouyang, Z., van Asten, A., & Cooks, R. G. (2014). Paper Spray and Extraction Spray Mass Spectrometry for the Direct and Simultaneous Quantification of Eight Drugs of Abuse in Whole Blood. Analytical Chemistry, 86(15), 7712-7718. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac5016408 [details]
    • van Asten, A. C. (2014). On the added value of forensic science and grand innovation challenges for the forensic community. Science & justice, 54(2), 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2013.09.003 [details]


    • Brust, H., van Asten, A., Koeberg, M., van der Heijden, A., Kuijpers, C. J., & Schoenmakers, P. (2013). Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) profiling in post-explosion residues to constitute evidence of crime-scene presence. Forensic Science International, 230(1-3), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.03.042 [details]


    • Basketter, D., Pons-Giraud, A., van Asten, A. C., Laverdet, C., & Marty, J-P. (2010). Fragrance allergy: assessing the safety of washed fabrics. Contact Dermatitis, 62(6).


    • Corea, N., Basketter, D., Clapp, C., van Asten, A. C., Marty, J-P., Pons-Giraud, A., & Laverdet, C. (2006). Fragrance allergy: assessing the risk from washed fabrics. Contact Dermatitis, 55(1), 48-53.


    • van Asten, A. C. (2002). The importance of GC and GC-MS in perfume analysis. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 21(9), 698-708.


    • van Asten, A. C., van Veenendaal, N., & Koster, S. (2000). Surface characterization of industrial fibers with inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 888(1), 175-196.


    • van Asten, A. C., Kok, W. T., Tijssen, R., & Poppe, H. (1994). Thermal field flow fractionation of polytetrahydrofuran. Journal of Chromatography A, 676(2), 361-373.


    • van Asten, A. C., Venema, E., Kok, W. T., & Poppe, H. (1993). Use of thermal field flow fractionation for the fractionation of polybutadiene in various organic solvents. Journal of Chromatography A, 644(1), 83-94.


    • Bruin, G., van Asten, A. C., Xu, X., & Poppe, H. (1992). Theoretical and experimental aspects of indirect detection in capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography A, 608(1), 97-107.


    • Bruin, G., Stegeman, G., van Asten, A. C., Xu, X., Kraak, J. C., & Poppe, H. (1991). Optimization and evaluation of the performance of arrangements for UV detection in high-resolution separations using fused-silica capillaries. Journal of Chromatography A, 559(1), 163-181.



    • van Asten, A. C. (2013). Over de waarde van waarheid. (Oratiereeks). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]


    • van Asten, A. (2021). INHERIT project.
    • van Asten, A., Peters, R., Schoenmakers, P. & Pirok, B. (2020). NWO funding for PARADISE.
    • van Asten, A. C. (2017). Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Grant for Pyroprof Project.
    • van Asten, A. (1996). I.M. Kolthoff Award.



    • van Asten, A. C. (editor) (2018). Elsevier (Publisher).


    • van Asten, A. C. (participant) & Aalders, M. C. G. (participant) (26-10-2018). CLHC Annual Forensic Symposium (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Asten, A. C. (participant) (2016). member of the editorial board of Forensic Chemistry (Elsevier) (other).


    • van Asten, A. C., Kranenburg, R. F., Schoenmakers, P. J., Kukurin, C., Janssen, H.-G. & Garcia-Cicourel, A. R. (19-3-2020). Kranenburg - Distinguishing drug isomers in the forensic laboratory - 2019. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12005490.v1
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  • Nevenwerkzaamheden
    • NICAS
      Adviseur (Lid van de Scientific Working Group)
    • National Forensic Center (Sweden)Adviseu
      r (Lid van de Scientific Advisory Board)
    • Forensic Chemistry journal (Elsevier)Edi
      tor/reviewer (lid van de editorial board)