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Rotational Signatures of Chemical Agents and Related Compounds

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R D. Suenram, Angela R. Hight Walker, Gerald T. Fraser, David F. Plusquellic, R S. DaBell, Pamela M. Chu, George C. Rhoderick, A C. Samuels, J O. Jensen, Pavol Krivosik, J M. Lochner

Abstract

The rotational spectra of more than twenty different chemical-warfare agents, precursors, and decomposition products have been studied using the technique of Fourier-Transform MicroWave (FTMW) spectroscopy. The compounds studied include the four common G-agents (GA, GB, GD, and GF). Here, we describe the technique of (better than mol/mol, i.e. 1 ppm), with near real-time response (down to 1 s), and 100% certain chemical identification. The development of FTMW for gas analysis builds upon a long history at NIST in the quantitative analysis of gas mixtures.
Citation
Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B-Physical and Biological Sciences

Keywords

chemical agents, Fourier transform microwave spectra, rotational spectra, trace gas analysis

Citation

Suenram, R. , Hight, A. , Fraser, G. , Plusquellic, D. , DaBell, R. , Chu, P. , Rhoderick, G. , Samuels, A. , Jensen, J. , Krivosik, P. and Lochner, J. (2000), Rotational Signatures of Chemical Agents and Related Compounds, Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B-Physical and Biological Sciences (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017