Screening Samples for Arsenic by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Treaty Samples
Final rept. Aug-Oct 2012
ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare