Identification of Sugars in Explosive Residues by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

    Volume 33, Issue 5 (September 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Nowicki, J
    Forensic scientist, Illinois State Police, Bureau of Forensic Sciences, Maywood, IL

    Pauling, S
    forensic scientist, Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire,

    (Received 26 September 1987; accepted 4 January 1988)

    Abstract

    Chlorate/sugar mixtures are commonly used in improvised explosive devices. Sugars in the burnt chlorate/sugar residues are derivatized using trimethylsilylimidazole (TMSI) in pyridine. The resulting sugar-TMS derivatives are analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The presence of chlorates or byproducts of the chlorate/sugar reaction do not interfere in this process.


    Paper ID: JFS12561J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12561J

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