Accession Number : ADA256539


Title :   Preparation and Analysis of Samples for the Third Round Robin Verification Exercise


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK(NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Wils, E R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256539.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : For the third international Round Robin verification exercise executed in the fall of 1991 the TNO-Prins Maurits Laboratory prepared the samples consisting of rubber, paint and concrete. These materials, which were selected to represent samples taken during an inspection at a military facility, were spiked with mustard gas and related vesicants as well as with decomposition products of mustard gas. Diesel fuel and an aromatic white spirit were added as a chemical background. In addition to a description of the spiked materials, details about the coding and transportation of the samples are presented. A number of procedures was developed for the analysis of the samples. Rubber, which was spiked with mustard gas and its disulphide, could either be analysed by extraction with a nonpolar solvent or by thermodesorption. The latter procedure had advantages for the analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Paint was spiked with sesquimustard (Q) and dimustard ether (T). Determination of these compounds was based on extraction with a nonpolar solvent, followed by spectrometric analysis (GC-MS, NMR). Concrete was spiked with two polar decomposition products of mustard gas viz. thiodiglycol and its sulphone. Extraction with water followed by analysis with thermospray- liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (TSP-LC-MS) turned out to be the best method for the quantitative determination. All compounds added were rather stable in the materials. After a period of 7 weeks they could still be recovered with reasonable or even good efficiencies. Mustard Gas, Samples, Rubber, Paint, Concrete.


Descriptors :   *RUBBER , *CONCRETE , *PAINTS , *MUSTARD AGENTS , *VESICANTS , TRANSPORTATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , VERIFICATION , NETHERLANDS , CHEMICALS , LIQUIDS , WATER , EFFICIENCY , SPECTROMETRY , CHEMICAL COMPOSITION , CODING , SPECTRA , LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY , INSPECTION , TRANSPORT , ETHERS , SOLVENTS , EXTRACTION , DESORPTION , DECOMPOSITION , DETERMINATION , DIESEL FUELS , SHIPPING CONTAINERS , GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY , CHROMATOGRAPHY , MASS SPECTROMETRY


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE