Identification of Dynamite Explosives in Post Explosion Residues

    Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Sprunkel, A
    Forensic Scientist and Graduate Student, c/o Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden,

    Kolla, P
    Forensic Scientist and Graduate Student, c/o Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden,

    (Received 12 April 1993; accepted 22 August 1994)

    Abstract

    The investigation of post blast residues of dynamite explosives with respect to the behavior of nitro-aromatic compounds is described. Experimental blasts were performed with free hanging charges. The samples taken from metal plates placed at different distances from the center of the explosion were analyzed by GC-TEA. The results were evaluated with respect to the relative amounts of the dinitrotoluene isomers to each other. The portions of the dinitrotoluenes showed good correspondance in the post blast residues with the original explosives.


    Paper ID: JFS13795J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13795J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title Identification of Dynamite Explosives in Post Explosion Residues
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30