Faculty Advisor

Berka, Ladislav H.

Abstract

Calibration curves of cation concentrations were developed for capillary electrophoresis spectral analysis. The concentration of a cation has a marked effect on the absorption of other cations in a sample. This effect must be considered when analyzing spectra that contain multiple cations. Identification of cations in an unburned and a burned explosive sample can be used to identify an explosive from a crime scene. A procedure for the removal of cations from a low explosive sample was developed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Chemistry

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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