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Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in On-site Analysis of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention

Chemical Weapons Chemicals Analysis

  1. Hugh Gregg,
  2. Mamidanna Rama Venkata Satyanarayana Murty

Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a0406.pub2

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Gregg, H. and Murty, M. R. V. S. 2014. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in On-site Analysis of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. 1–8.

Author Information

  1. OPCW Laboratory, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

  1. Update based on the original article by Vesa M.A. Häkkinen, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, © 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

Abstract

This article describes the current procedures for on-site gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric analysis of samples collected during inspections related to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Such inspections are made by an inspection team compiled by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The analytical procedures are described in a standard operating procedures (SOP) covering gas chromatography mass spectrometric analysis, data analysis, and quality control. The approved analytical instrumentation for on-site inspections is described.

Keywords:

  • Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons;
  • OPCW;
  • Chemical Weapons Convention;
  • CWC;
  • gas chromatograph;
  • mass spectrometer;
  • gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer;
  • GC/MS;
  • AMDIS;
  • on-site