Rapid trace detection of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) by complexation reactions during desorption electrospray ionization

Ismael Cotte-Rodríguez, Hao Chen, R. Graham Cooks

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Abstract

Desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry is used for rapid, specific and sensitive detection of trace amounts of the notorious explosive TATP present on ambient surfaces by alkali metal complexation in a simple spray technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-955
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
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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