ABSTRACT

Chemical Attribution Signatures of Cyanogen Chloride from Commercial Sources   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has expressed an interest in the discovery of chemical attribution signatures (CAS), which are used to provide a link between a given hazardous chemical and its source (i.e., a synthetic pathway or a commercial vendor). CAS are generally impurities present in a final product that are indicative of its source. Since 2005, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Forensic Analytical Center members have performed purity analyses on 70 cylinders of cyanogen chloride (CK) procured from three different commercial vendors. This study provides CAS data that are relevant to the three vendors and also examines production differences in CK over time."

Report Number:
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center-Technical Report-1373; ECBC-TR-1373
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Date:
2016-10
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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pdf
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