ION MOBILITY SIGNATURES OF PYROLYZED BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

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Authors
  1. Jacobson, T.V.
  2. Bhatti, A.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
This report describes observations made of the response of a Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) to vapours from the pyrolysis of a few non-volatile organic materials. The goal of these measurements was to determine if a CAM, with a membrane in its inlet air flow, can respond to these vapours. The CAM was operated in both its operational modes (G or nerve mode and H or vesicant mode). Ion mobility signatures with distinct features were obtained from a range of iver the counter drugs (Tylenol (TRADEMARK), Dimetapp (TRADEMARK), Acetaminophen (TRADEMARK), amino acids (glycine, cysteine), proteins (aldolase, bovine serum albumin, lysozyme) as well as cholesterol. These observations indicate that further investigation is warranted to determine if a CAM will respond to the vapours resulting from the pyrolysis of biological toxins which may be used as biological warfare agents.
Keywords
Pharmaceuticals;CAM (Chemical Agent Monitor)
Report Number
DRES-M-1443 — Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 1994
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
95-00829
CANDIS No
148990
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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