Picogram Analyses of Explosive Residues Using the Thermal Energy Analyzer (TEA®)

    Volume 29, Issue 3 (July 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 15


    Fine, DH
    Director of research, New England Institute for Life Sciences, Waltham, MA

    Reutter, DJ
    research chemist, Research Division, Chemical Research and Development Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Bender, EC
    Chemist, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC

    Goff, EU
    Manager and technical manager, Analytical Services Laboratory, Thermo Electron Corp., Waltham, MA

    Yu, WC
    Manager and technical manager, Analytical Services Laboratory, Thermo Electron Corp., Waltham, MA

    (Received 28 July 1983; accepted 4 October 1983)

    Abstract

    The thermal energy analyzer (TEA®), interfaced to both a gas and a high performance liquid chromatograph, has been shown to be selective to nitro-based explosives at a sensitivity of 4 to 5 pg injected on-column. Analyses of “real world” explosives, post-explosion debris, handswabs, and human plasma are presented. Because of the selectivity of the technique, there was no need for sample cleanup before analysis.


    Paper ID: JFS11732J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11732J

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    Title Picogram Analyses of Explosive Residues Using the Thermal Energy Analyzer (TEA®)
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30