Accession Number : AD0768273

Title :   A Gas Chromatographic-Mass Spectrometric Method for Analysis of the Contents of Aerosol Irritant Projectors,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Casselman,A. A. ; Bannard,R. A. B. ; Pottie,R. F.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A convenient method for the sampling and total analysis of the propellents and active agents contained in aerosol irritant projectors has been developed. A gas chromatograph equipped with a column packed with 6% Carbowax 20M on Chromosorb G and coupled to a mass spectrometer provides both quantitative and qualitative analysis for the components of a typical irritant projector. The main lachrymator, bromoacetone, represented 1.5% and the propellents dichlorodifluoromethane and trichlorofluoromethane, comprised 97.7% of the aerosol mixture. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IRRITATING AGENTS, *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY), (*NONLETHAL AGENTS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY), AEROSOLS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, ACETONES, BROMINE COMPOUNDS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE