Characterization And Origin Identification Of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Through Its By-Product Isomers By Liquid Chromatography-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Explosives; Nitrotoluenes; Trinitrotoluenes
The by-products of industrial 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), including isomers of trinitrotoluene, dinitrotoluene, trinitrobenzene and dinitrobenzene were investigated using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), in order to build a profile for the characterization of TNT samples from various origins. LC-MS with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization, in the negative-ion mode, was found to be the most suitable method for this study. The characterization of TNT by the by-product profile was demonstrated on a variety of TNT samples. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal of Chromatography A
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Zhao, Xiaoming and Yinon, Jehuda, "Characterization And Origin Identification Of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Through Its By-Product Isomers By Liquid Chromatography-Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry" (2002). Scopus Export 2000s. 2631.