Detection of explosives on solid surfaces by thermal desorption and ambient ion/molecule reactions

Igor A. Popov, Hao Chen, Oleg N. Kharybin, Eugene N. Nikolaev, R. Graham Cooks

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Abstract

A simple, fast and direct method is presented for detecting traces of solid explosives on cotton swabs or in particulate samples: ions are transferred into a mass spectrometer after thermal desorption and corona discharge chemical ionization in ambient air; specificity is enhanced using ambient ion/molecule reactions or by conventional tandem mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1953-1955
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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