Volume 22, Issue 2 (April 1977)

    Concise Identifications of Commonly Encountered Tear Gases

    (Received 9 August 1976; accepted 14 October 1976)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This laboratory recently received two submissions on unrelated matters, each containing a tear gas canister. The offenses were aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. Our effort to identify conclusively the chemical composition was delayed because we had little prior experience with the compounds and we found relatively little published material that dealt with the specific problems of separation of the primary constituent from the typical carriers [1,2].


    Author Information:

    Gag, JA
    Criminalists, St. Paul Police Department Crime Laboratory, St. Paul, Minn.

    Merck, NF
    Criminalists, St. Paul Police Department Crime Laboratory, St. Paul, Minn.


    Stock #: JFS10597J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10597J

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    Title Concise Identifications of Commonly Encountered Tear Gases
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