Differentiation Between Single-Base and Double-Base Gunpowders

    Volume 24, Issue 3 (July 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1979

    Page Count: 5


    Hardy, DR
    Research chemist and physical science technician, FBI Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

    Chera, JJ
    Research chemist and physical science technician, FBI Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

    (Received 28 December 1978; accepted 8 February 1979)

    Abstract

    One aspect of our continuing investigation of smokeless gunpowders in the forensic science laboratory has been the differentiation between single-base and double-base gunpowders. Nitrocellulose is the basic ingredient in single-base gunpowder. Nitroglycerine added to nitrocellulose in quantities varying from 1 to 40% w/w is the distinguishing ingredient of double-base gunpowders.


    Paper ID: JFS10879J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10879J

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