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

Personal Author(s) : Schiff,Leon J. ; Rosenblatt,David H. ; Dennis,William H. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

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.

Descriptors :   *TNT, *Colorimetric analysis, Gas chromatography

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE