The Analysis of Explosives

The Analysis of Explosives

Pergamon Series in Analytical Chemistry

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Authors: Jehuda Yinon, Shmuel Zitrin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140056

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The Analysis of Explosives surveys the principles of the various analytical methods, describes how these methods are used for the analysis of explosives, and reviews the major analytical work carried out in this field. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with the classification of explosives. Subsequent chapters discuss the different methods for the analysis of explosives. The detection and identification of explosive residues and hidden explosives are also explained. This monograph will be useful as a reference book for chemists in analytical and forensic laboratories, as well as a textbook for graduate students in analytical chemistry and forensic sciences.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Tables


    Chapter 1. Classification of Explosives

    Chapter 2. Chemical Methods

    1. Nitroaromatic Compounds

    2. Nitrate Esters and Nitramines

    Chapter 3. Column Chromatography (Classical Liquid Chromatography)

    Chapter 4. Paper Chromatography

    Chapter 5. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

    1. TLC of High Explosives

    2. TLC in Forensic Identification of Explosives Residues

    3. TLC of Propellants

    Chapter 6. Gas Chromatography (GC)

    1. High Explosives

    2. Propellants

    Chapter 7. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

    1. High Explosives

    2. Propellants

    Chapter 8. Polarography

    Chapter 9. Thermal Analysis

    Chapter 10. Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy

    Chapter 11. Infrared Spectroscopy

    Chapter 12. Magnetic Resonance Methods

    1. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

    2. Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)

    Chapter 13. Mass Spectrometry

    1. Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry

    2. Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

    3. Negative Ion Mass Spectrometry

    4. Field Ionization and Field Desorption Mass Spectrometry

    5. Plasma Chromatography and Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry

    Chapter 14. Detection and Identification of Residues

    1. Post Explosion Residues

    2. Explosive Residues on Suspects

    3. Gunshot Residues

    4. Tagging of Explosives for Identification

    Chapter 15. Detection of Hidden Explosives

    1. Methods Based on the Detection of Explosive Vapor("Sniffing")

    2. Methods Based on Bulk Detection

    3. Tagging of Explosives for Detection


    Subject Index

    Compound Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140056

About the Authors

Jehuda Yinon

Affiliations and Expertise

Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of Environmental Science, Rehovot, Israel

Shmuel Zitrin

About the Editors

R Belcher

D Betteridge

L Meites

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