Analytical Chemistry Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons

  • Monica Heyl
  • Raymond McGuire

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John M. McAndless, Camille A. Boulet
    Pages 1-14
  3. Dennis J. Reutter, Kenneth Sumpter, Eugene Vickers, Richard Simak, Charles Henry, Lynn Hoffland et al.
    Pages 27-38
  4. Charles E. Henry, Monica Heyl, Dennis Reutter, Hernan Diez, Keith Landy
    Pages 59-63
  5. J. Čermák
    Pages 133-146
  6. Camille A. Boulet
    Pages 189-199
  7. Leonard C. Rowe
    Pages 265-287
  8. Charles S. Harden
    Pages 289-302
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 321-350

About this book


One of the major problems associated with the disposal of chemical weapons is that the agents have degraded over time, some quite seriously. Detecting and identifying the products of this decomposition are necessary prerequisites to the safe, complete and environmentally benign destruction of stockpiled weapons. The book presents and discusses both basic and novel techniques in a variety of areas of analytical chemistry which are relevant to achieving the ultimate destruction of chemical weapons. Presentations address sample collection and preparation, mass spectrometry, chromatographic techniques, NMR, and air monitoring techniques.
The work shows that analytical methods do exist to effectively support the destruction of chemical munitions. While further research is needed, the book provides an excellent baseline for further advances in the field.


Mass Spectrometry analytical chemistry chemical analysis chromatography spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Heyl
    • 1
  • Raymond McGuire
    • 2
  1. 1.Amc Treaty Laboratory, Chemical Biological and Defence CommandAPGUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6362-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5600-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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