A Rapid Technique for the Confirmation of Iodine and Red Phosphorus Using Direct Analysis in Real Time and Accurate Mass Spectrometry

Authors: Robert R. Steiner
Microgram Journal 2010, Mar, 01, 7(1), 3-6

 

Iodine and red phosphorus are chemicals commonly seen in clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. Current analytical methods used for the confirmation of these chemicals include FTIR and GC/MS, usually after a derivatization or reaction with other compounds. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray analysis are also used to confirm these chemicals, but all of these techniques tend to be time-consuming or produce poisonous products. A novel technique, using the JEOL-IonSense AccuTOF-DART®™ system, has been developed which yields accurate mass spectra usually in less than ten minutes of analysis time, with no sample preparation.hese chemicals include FTIR and GC/MS, usually after a derivatization or reaction with other compounds.
 
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