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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 present 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 much of the TATB, but readily dissolves these explosives.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866029
Patent Number(s):
4618452
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
spot; 5-triamino-2; 6-trinitrobenzene; tatb; simple; sensitive; specific; described; application; composition; matter; samples; containing; excess; mg; explosive; bright; orange; color; results; interfering; species; tnt; tetryl; removed; treating; sample; solvent; dissolve; readily; dissolves; explosives; samples containing; /252/436/

Citation Formats

Harris, Betty W. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Harris, Betty W. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB. United States.
Harris, Betty W. Wed . "Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866029.
@article{osti_866029,
title = {Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB},
author = {Harris, Betty 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 present 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 much of the TATB, but readily dissolves these explosives.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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