Differentiation among peroxide explosives with an optoelectronic nose

Zheng Li, Will P. Bassett, Jon R. Askim, Kenneth S. Suslick

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Forensic identification of batches of homemade explosives (HME) poses a difficult analytical challenge. Differentiation among peroxide explosives is reported herein using a colorimetric sensor array and handheld scanner with a field-appropriate sampling protocol. Clear discrimination was demonstrated among twelve peroxide samples prepared from different reagents, with a classification accuracy >98%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15312-15315
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number83
StatePublished - Aug 24 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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