Chemiluminescence detection of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) and related nitramine explosives

David N. Donaldson, Neil W. Barnett, Kent M. Agg, Duncan Graham, Claire E. Lenehan, Chad Prior, Kieran F. Lim, Paul S. Francis

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Abstract

A simple controlled chemical reduction of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) and related nitramine compounds with zinc amalgam generates species that elicit intense chemiluminescence with tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(III), which extends this widely utilised chemiluminescence reagent to a new class of analyte and presents a sound chemical basis for a screening test for nitramine high explosives. Examination of the chemiluminescence profiles under stopped-flow conditions revealed contributions from multiple transient species formed in the initial reduction step.

LanguageEnglish
Pages743-748
Number of pages6
JournalTalanta
Volume88
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2012

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Chemiluminescence
Luminescence
Zinc Compounds
Mercury amalgams
Zinc
Screening
Acoustic waves
nitramine
cyclonite

Keywords

  • chemiluminescence detection
  • 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane
  • nitramine explosives

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Donaldson, D. N., Barnett, N. W., Agg, K. M., Graham, D., Lenehan, C. E., Prior, C., ... Francis, P. S. (2012). Chemiluminescence detection of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) and related nitramine explosives. Talanta, 88, 743-748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2011.11.051
Donaldson, David N. ; Barnett, Neil W. ; Agg, Kent M. ; Graham, Duncan ; Lenehan, Claire E. ; Prior, Chad ; Lim, Kieran F. ; Francis, Paul S. / Chemiluminescence detection of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) and related nitramine explosives. In: Talanta. 2012 ; Vol. 88. pp. 743-748.
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