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Field recovery of explosive residues using solid-phase microextraction followed by chromatographic analysis
Author(s): Jose R. Almirall; Lianming Wu; Grace Bi; Michael W. Shannon; Kenneth G. Furton
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Paper Abstract

An inexpensive, rapid and sensitive method for the field pre-concentration and subsequent analysis of high explosive residues from solid debris samples and from aqueous samples has been evaluated using solid-phase microextraction. Explosives studied included nitrobenzene, 2-nitrotoluene, 3- nitrotoluene, 4-nitrotoluene, 2,6-dinitrotoluene, 1,3- dinitrobenzene, 2,4-dinitrotoluene, trinitrotoluene, 1,3,5- trinitrobenzene, 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene, 2-amino-4,6- dinitrotolene and tetryl.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3576, Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.334539
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Jose R. Almirall, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Lianming Wu, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Grace Bi, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Michael W. Shannon, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Kenneth G. Furton, Florida International Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3576:
Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies
Kathleen Higgins, Editor(s)

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