CAPILLARY COLUMN GC-MS AND GC-MS/MS DETECTION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND THEIR HYDROLYSIS PRODUCTS IN A COMPLEX AIRBORNE MATRIX

Authors
  1. D'Agostino, P.A.
  2. Provost, L.R.
  3. Anacleto, J.F.
  4. Brooks, P.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology, Calgary ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The chemical warfare agents sarin, soman and mustard and their hydrolysis products were detected and confirmed during fall scanning GC-MS at the 5 ng level in spiked extracts of a diesel exhaust environment sampled onto Tenax. Extracts of diesel exhaust sampled onto Canadian C2 canister charcoal contained more interferences and required a 20 ng spike of each chemical warfare agent for GC-MS confirmation. This matrix, due to its complexity, was used in the development of a GC-MS/MS method for the detection of sarin, soman and mustard. Chemical interferences were virtually eliminated and low picogram GC-MS/MS detection limits were estimated for these chemical warfare agents in the presence of numerous interfering diesel exhaust components commonly encountered in an airborne battlefield environment.
Report Number
DRES-523 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1989
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
89-03420
CANDIS No
61321
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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