A toric face ring, which generalizes both Stanley-Reisner rings and affine semigroup rings, is studied by Bruns, Römer and their coauthors recently. In this paper, under the "normality" assumption, we describe a dualizing complex of a toric face ring $R$ in a very concise way. Since $R$ is not a graded ring in general, the proof is not straightforward. We also develop the squarefree module theory over $R$, and show that the Cohen-Macaulay, Buchsbaum, and Gorenstein* properties of $R$ are topological properties of its associated cell complex.
"Dualizing complex of a toric face ring." Nagoya Math. J. 196 87 - 116, 2009.