Characterization of smokeless powders using nanoelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry (nESI-MS).

@article{Scherperel2009CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of smokeless powders using nanoelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry (nESI-MS).},
  author={Gwynyth Scherperel and Gavin E. Reid and Ruth Waddell Smith},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={394 8},
  pages={2019-28}
}
Smokeless powder is one of the most common types of explosives used in civilian ammunition and, hence, its detection and identification is of great forensic value. Based on comparison of physical properties, extraction yield in methanol, and the spectra obtained using nanoelectrospray ionization and multistage tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) in a… CONTINUE READING