Accession Number:

ADA595063

Title:

Screening Samples for Arsenic by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Treaty Samples

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Oct 2012

Corporate Author:

ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Arsenic is a metal found in chemical warfare agents CWA, lewisite, and the hydrolysis products chlorovinyl arsonous acid CVAA. One of the missions of the Forensic Analytical Center is to screen samples for compliance with the international treaty to not proliferate CWAs. In order to determine if a sample may contain a CWA screening techniques need to be established and validated. This report describes the screening method used for potential arsenic containing samples when an organic solvent may be present to mask the arsenic.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE