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    Volume 37, Issue 2 (March 1992)

    An Explosive Drug Case

    (Received 29 May 1991; accepted 2 August 1991)


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    As part of an investigation into a homicide, a white crystalline substance was found in a safe. The substance was submitted to the laboratory as a drug sample. Subsequent analysis proved the material to be triacetonetriperoxide (TATP), which is highly explosive. The results of analyses utilizing mass spectrometry, infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDXA), and gas chromatography are given, along with the circumstances leading to the discovery that the material was explosive.

    Author Information:

    White, GM
    Crime laboratory analyst, Orlando Crime Laboratory, Orlando, FL

    Stock #: JFS13275J


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13275J

    Title An Explosive Drug Case
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30