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Effect Of Amine Content On Stability And Response Of TNT Sensitive Membranes
Author(s): Yunke Zhang; Donald C. Sundberg; W. Rudolf Seitz
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Paper Abstract

Plasticized poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) membranes containing aliphatic amines have been used to detect 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and other polynitroaromatics in water. Greatest stability has been achieved with Jeffamine T403, an amine that is highly compatible with PVC. The stability of these membranes to nitrogen loss has been evaluated in air and water as a function of the initial T403 Jeffamine concentration. The percentage loss of nitrogen with time decreases with decreasing initial amine concentration. Membranes that have been stored for 46 days in water still respond to TNT. Response to TNT is roughly proportional to nitrogen content in the membrane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1172, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors, (13 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963183
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Yunke Zhang, University of New Hampshire (United States)
Donald C. Sundberg, University of New Hampshire (United States)
W. Rudolf Seitz, University of New Hampshire (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1172:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors
Robert A. Lieberman; Marek T. Wlodarczyk, Editor(s)

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