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Title: Methods for simultaneous determination of legacy and insensitive munition (IM) constituents in aqueous, soil/sediment, and tissue matrices
Authors: Crouch, Rebecca A.
Smith, Jared C.
Stromer, Bobbi S.
Hubley, Christian T.
Beal, Samuel A.
Lotufo, Guilherme R.
Butler, Afrachanna D.
Wynter, Michelle T.
Russell, Amber L.
Coleman, Jessica G.
Wayne, Katrinka M.
Clausen, Jay L.
Bednar, Anthony J.
Keywords: Legacy munition constituents
Insensitive munition constituents (IM)
EPA Method 8330B
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Solid phase extraction (SPE)
Solvent extraction (SE)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC MP-21-11
Is Version Of: Crouch, Rebecca A., Jared C. Smith, Bobbi S. Stromer, Christian T. Hubley, Samuel Beal, Guilherme R. Lotufo, Afrachanna D. Butler et al. "Methods for simultaneous determination of legacy and insensitive munition (IM) constituents in aqueous, soil/sediment, and tissue matrices." Talanta 217 (2020): 121008.
Abstract: Currently, no standard method exists for analyzing insensitive munition (IM) compounds in environmental matrices, with or without concurrent legacy munition compounds, resulting in potentially inaccurate determinations. The primary objective of this work was to develop new methods of extraction, pre-concentration, and analytical separation/quantitation of 17 legacy munition compounds along with several additional IM compounds, IM breakdown products, and other munition compounds that are not currently included in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 8330B. Analytical methods were developed to enable sensitive, simultaneous detection and quantitation of the 24 IM and legacy compounds, including two orthogonal high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column separations with either ultraviolet (UV) or mass spectrometric (MS) detection. Procedures were developed for simultaneous extraction of all 24 analytes and two surrogates (1,2-dinitrobenzene, 1,2-DNB; o-NBA) from high- and low-level aqueous matrices and solid matrices, using acidification, solid phase extraction (SPE), or solvent extraction (SE), respectively. The majority of compounds were recovered from four tissue types within current limits for solids, with generally low recovery only for Tetryl (from 4 to 62%). A preparatory chromatographic interference removal procedure was adapted for tissue extracts, as various analytical interferences were observed for all studied tissue types.
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