Identification of Explosives Containing Alkylammonium Nitrates by Thin-Layer Chromatography

    Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1983

    Page Count: 6


    Peterson, GF
    Chemists, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, San Francisco Laboratory Center, Treasure Island, CA

    Stewart, LE
    Chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms, National Laboratory Center, Rockville, MD

    Dietz, WR
    Chemists, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, San Francisco Laboratory Center, Treasure Island, CA

    (Received 5 October 1982; accepted 18 December 1982)

    Abstract

    The alkylammonium nitrate sensitizers contained in Du Pont and Hercules water gel explosives can be uniquely identified by utilizing the three thin-layer chromatography (TLC) systems discussed in this paper. These TLC methods also identify the presence of other explosive ingredients and contaminants commonly found in debris from bombings.


    Paper ID: JFS11560J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11560J

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