Analysis of confiscated fireworks using Raman spectroscopy assisted with SEM-EDS and FTIR
Article first published online: 6 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume 42, Issue 11, pages 2000–2005, 15 November 2011
How to Cite
Castro, K., de Vallejuelo, S. F.-O., Astondoa, I., Goñi, F. M. and Madariaga, J. M. (2011), Analysis of confiscated fireworks using Raman spectroscopy assisted with SEM-EDS and FTIR. J. Raman Spectrosc., 42: 2000–2005. doi: 10.1002/jrs.2946
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 6 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 JAN 2011
- Environmental Analytical Chemistry
A forensic analysis of several samples of pyrotechnic artefacts was performed by Raman spectroscopy assisted by scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. Among the components, several nitrates, ammonium perchlorate, nitrocellulose, metallic titanium particles and shellac were detected. The combination of Raman spectroscopy and SEM-EDS showed very useful performance. All components were detected by Raman spectroscopy except for shellac, kaolinite and titanium particles, which were not conclusive enough and had to be determined by FTIR and EDS. In contrast, many compounds were not detected by FTIR. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.