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Issue 15, 2005
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Detection of explosives on solid surfaces by thermal desorption and ambient ion/molecule reactions

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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.

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

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2004, accepted on 22 Feb 2005 and first published on 10 Mar 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B419291E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 1953-1955
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    Detection of explosives on solid surfaces by thermal desorption and ambient ion/molecule reactions

    I. A. Popov, H. Chen, O. N. Kharybin, E. N. Nikolaev and R. G. Cooks, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 1953
    DOI: 10.1039/B419291E

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