Accession Number:

ADA149103

Title:

Chemical Characterization of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Munitions Recrystallization Process Samples.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 83-Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

As part of a program to assess possible adverse health effects of workers in a new nitramine munitions recrystallization process utilizing dimethyl-sulfoxide, pilot plant samples were analyzed qualitatively for trace organics by gas chromatographymass spectrometry and quantitively for nitramines by high pressure liquid chromatography. None of the variety of trace organics found was related to munitions manufacture or to breakdown of nitramines, and, except for the presence of diacetone alcohol, there was little overall consistency in trace organic content of the samples. Originator-supplied keywords include Benzothiazole, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Diacetone alcohol, Gas chromatographymass spectrometry, Health effects, Munitions compounds, and Nitramines.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE