A Thin-Layer Chromatographic Procedure for Confirming the Presence and Identity of Smokeless Powder Flakes

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 3


    Peak, SA
    Research associate, Chemistry and Physics Laboratory, Ivan A. Getting Laboratories, Los Angeles, Calif

    (Received 17 August 1979; accepted 5 December 1979)

    Abstract

    A simple and inexpensive procedure to confirm the identity of unburned or partially burned flakes of smokeless powder is described. The procedure is based on (1) particle morphology and solubility in acetone, (2) Rf values of the flakes when they are chromatographed on thin-layer chromatographic plates, and (3) specificity of the visualizing reagent to nitrite.


    Paper ID: JFS11274J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11274J

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