Tracking The Terrorists: Identification Of Explosive Residues In Post-Explosion Debris By Lc/Ms Methods
The identification of explosive residues in post-explosion debris was investigated using mass spectrometry/liquid chromatography methods. A method, using LC/MS-APCI in the negative-ion mode, has been developed for characterization and origin identification of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) by means of its by-product isomer profile. A group of 11 inorganic oxidizers was studied and it was found that under certain conditions it is possible to identify these oxidizers by ESI-MS method. The results show that explosives in mixtures could be identified down to 5 ppb.
Proceedings 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
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Article; Proceedings Paper
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Yinon, Jehuda and Zhao, Xiaoming, "Tracking The Terrorists: Identification Of Explosive Residues In Post-Explosion Debris By Lc/Ms Methods" (2002). Scopus Export 2000s. 2291.