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Pseudomolecular ion formation of explosives in FT-ICR-MS
Author(s): Choo Seng Giam; T. L. Holliday; M. S. Ahmed; G. E. Reed; G. Zhao
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Paper Abstract

A useful and important addition to characterization of identification of plastic explosives, especially ultra-low levels, by these analytical methods would be the ability to obtain their molecular weight or a pseudomolecular mass. This is difficult or impossible to do using conventional techniques since these compounds have low vapor pressures and are thermally labile. Using Fourier Transform--Ion Cyclotron Resonance--Mass Spectrometry, we have obtained molecular mass or pseudo-molecular mass information on some common explosives, viz. RDX, PETN and TNT.

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Date Published: 28 March 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171243
Show Author Affiliations
Choo Seng Giam, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
T. L. Holliday, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
M. S. Ahmed, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
G. E. Reed, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
G. Zhao, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2092:
Substance Detection Systems
Geoffrey L. Harding; Richard C. Lanza; Lawrence J. Myers; Peter A. Young, Editor(s)

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