EPA Science Inventory

Analytical Protocol for VX Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Citation:

Campisano, R. Analytical Protocol for VX Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) . U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/116, 2016.

Description:

Report

Purpose/Objective:

This document is for the determination of the chemical warfare agent O-ethyl-S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl)methyl-phosphonothiolate (VX). The procedures have been multi-laboratory tested for preparation and analysis of VX in soil, wipe, and water samples. This analytical protocol involves microscale extraction, followed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure VX. Soil and wipe extracts also might require a concentration step using nitrogen evaporation to achieve appropriate levels of quantitation.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 09/20/2017
Completion Date: 09/20/2017
Record Last Revised: 11/14/2017
Record Created: 09/20/2017
Record Released: 09/20/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 337633

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION