Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

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

    (Received 17 August 1979; accepted 5 December 1979)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

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


    Stock #: JFS11274J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11274J

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