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Toward wearable sensors: optical sensor for detection of ammonium nitrate-based explosives, ANFO and ANNM

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Abstract

Increasing security needs require compact and portable detection tools for the rapid and reliable identification of explosives used in improvised explosive devices (IEDs). We report of an easy-to-use optical sensor for both vapour-phase and solution-phase identification of explosive mixtures that uses a cross-reactive fluorimetric sensor array comprising chemically responsive fluorimetric indicators composed of aromatic aldehydes and polyethyleneimine. Ammonium nitrate-nitromethane (ANNM) was analyzed by paper microzone arrays and nanofiber sensor mats. Progress toward wearable sensors based on electrospun nanofiber mats is outlined.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2017, accepted on 18 Apr 2017 and first published on 19 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01949A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 5196-5199
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    Toward wearable sensors: optical sensor for detection of ammonium nitrate-based explosives, ANFO and ANNM

    S. Sheykhi, L. Mosca and P. Anzenbacher, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5196
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01949A

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