Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)
Trace Analysis of Explosives from Complex Mixtures with Sample Pretreatment and Selective Detection
The analysis of explosive traces in different samples from criminal investigations is described. An important step for the analysis is sample preparation with solid-phase extraction. The analytical procedure is preferably performed with gas chromatography and nitro/nitroso-specific detection. The commercially available detection unit was modified. Possible solutions for the confirmation of the identity of an explosive trace are outlined.