Fabric analysis by ambient mass spectrometry for explosives and drugs.

  title={Fabric analysis by ambient mass spectrometry for explosives and drugs.},
  author={Nari Talaty and Christopher C Mulligan and Dina Rodal Justes and Ayanna U. Jackson and Robert J. Noll and Robert Graham Cooks},
  journal={The Analyst},
  volume={133 11},
Desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) is applied to the rapid, in-situ, direct qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures of explosives and drugs from a variety of fabrics, including cotton, silk, denim, polyester, rayon, spandex, leather and their blends. The compounds analyzed were explosives: trinitrohexahydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and the drugs of abuse: heroin… 
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