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Title: Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB

Abstract

A simple, sensitive and specific spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB, is described. Upon the application of the composition of matter of the subject invention to samples containing in excess of 0.1 mg of this explosive, a bright orange color results. Interfering species such as TNT and Tetryl can be removed by first treating the sample with a solvent which does not dissolve the TATB, but readily dissolves these interfering explosives.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5409571
Application Number:
ON: DE85017725
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-149195
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; TATB; QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; AMIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DMSO; INTERFERING ELEMENTS; POTASSIUM HYDROXIDES; SAMPLE PREPARATION; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; EXPLOSIVES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXIDES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS; SULFOXIDES; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives; 400102 - Chemical & Spectral Procedures

Citation Formats

Harris, B.W. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Harris, B.W. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB. United States.
Harris, B.W. Thu . "Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB". United States.
@article{osti_5409571,
title = {Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB},
author = {Harris, B.W.},
abstractNote = {A simple, sensitive and specific spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB, is described. Upon the application of the composition of matter of the subject invention to samples containing in excess of 0.1 mg of this explosive, a bright orange color results. Interfering species such as TNT and Tetryl can be removed by first treating the sample with a solvent which does not dissolve the TATB, but readily dissolves these interfering explosives.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {11}
}