Trioxane—An Unusual Component in an Improvised Explosive-Actuated Incendiary Device

    Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1983

    Page Count: 3


    Cabiness, LR
    Chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Europe, Frankfurt am Main,

    Blackledge, RD
    Chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Europe, Frankfurt am Main,

    (Received 19 January 1982; accepted 6 May 1982)

    Abstract

    Purple granules were found as an adulterant in a specimen of double-based smokeless powder that had been obtained from an improvised explosive-actuated incendiary device. These granules were identified as having originated from tablets used by the U.S. Army in heating rations in the field. Trioxane, the active ingredient in these tablets, was identified by infrared and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


    Paper ID: JFS12265J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12265J

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    Title Trioxane—An Unusual Component in an Improvised Explosive-Actuated Incendiary Device
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    Committee E30