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ASTM WK85368

New Test Method for Identification of Compounds Related to Organic Gunshot Residue (OGSR) by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

1. Scope

This standard covers the qualitative analysis of extracts using electron impact ionization-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-(EI)MS) to identify compounds related to organic gunshot residue (OGSR).


Akardite; nitrotoluene; diphenylamine; phthalate; nitroglycerin; centralite; EGDN


Gunshot residue (GSR) examination is typically performed to determine if an individual or object was exposed to firearm discharge. GSR analysis has historically relied upon the detection of IGSR, as described in Practice E1588, which originates primarily from the ammunition primer (pGSR). OGSR analysis provides information which complements pGSR analysis.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

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Date Initiated: 02-18-2023

Technical Contact: David Freehling

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