Accession Number:

AD0775811

Title:

A Colorimetric Method for the Determination of 2,4,5-Trinitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A semiquantitative colorimetric determination of 2,4,5-trinitrotoluene in the presence of other TNT and DNT isomers has been developed. Gas chromatographic analysis of crude TNT samples has revealed the existence of a constant ratio between the amounts of 2,4,5- and 2,3,4-TNT. Under the assumption that there is a negligible quantity of DNT in crude TNT, the total TNT isomer content may be estimated through colorimetric determination of 2,4,5-TNT. This method is of potential value for adaptation as an automated on-line monitoring device in TNT production.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE