High-throughput trace analysis of explosives in water by laser diode thermal desorption/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-tandem mass spectrometry.

@article{Badjagbo2012HighthroughputTA,
  title={High-throughput trace analysis of explosives in water by laser diode thermal desorption/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-tandem mass spectrometry.},
  author={Koffi Badjagbo and S{\'e}bastien Sauv{\'e}},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 13},
  pages={5731-6}
}
Harmful explosives can accumulate in natural waters in the long term during their testing, usage, storage, and dumping and can pose a health risk to humans and the environment. For the first time, attachment of small anions to neutral molecules in laser diode thermal desorption/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization was systematically investigated for the direct determination of trace nitroaromatics, nitrate esters, and nitramine explosives in water. Using ammonium chloride as an additive… CONTINUE READING