Volume 44, Issue 5 (September 1999)

    Chloropicrin Found in Industrial Grade Nitrogen

    (Received 27 October 1998; accepted 13 January 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Industrial grade nitrogen cylinders were analyzed for the presence of adulterants after several individuals became ill following a nonfatal exposure. A preliminary report from another laboratory indicated the presence of chloropicrin and phosgene, a known decomposition product of chloropicrin. Our results confirmed the presence of chloropicrin and demonstrated phosgene to be an artifact of GC/MS analysis. A possible contamination scenario is discussed.


    Author Information:

    Amick, GD
    Forensic Science Building, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Columbia,

    Brewer, WE


    Stock #: JFS12049J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12049J

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    Title Chloropicrin Found in Industrial Grade Nitrogen
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30