Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in On-Site Analysis of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Chemical Weapons Chemicals Analysis
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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Häkkinen, V. M. 2006. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in On-Site Analysis of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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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 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The analytical procedures are described in a standard operating procedure covering gas chromatographic analysis, mass spectrometric analysis, data analysis, and quality control. The approved analytical instrumentation for on-site inspections is also described.