Forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Washington, DC
(Received 9 May 1985; accepted 30 May 1985)
A procedure for the separation and identification of the major components of the military plastic explosive composition C-4 is described. The explosive (RDX), plasticizer, and rubber binder are separated by selective solvent extraction and filtration, and the extracts are analyzed by multiple internal reflection infrared spectroscopy.
Paper ID: JFS11877J