Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:50:24 -0500
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From: Perry Cooper <pcooper2**At_Symbol_Here**JHMI.EDU>
Subject: Re: urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN
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Thanks for the input thus far. 

Debbie:  From what I can gather, he is working on the ability to detect the vapor presence of these compounds  from small mi lligram quantities. He is doing that in his TNT use protocol. There is no destructi ve testing.  He didn’t specify to me how much material he wants.  I will get to set the limits on how much material he can work with and store.

Keith: Thanks for the reminder. I knew I’d seen your article but didn’t remember where! I’ll be sharing that article .

I’ll keep you posted on progress!


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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN

I'd be very careful with these compounds.  There may be places wh ere they can be safely tested.  Our colleagues perhaps in Arkans as or in New Mexico or perhaps in Utah might have some ideas?  An unfortunate RDX issue comes to mind, but it was solved clinically.

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:42:32 -0500 From: pcooper2**At_Symbol_Here**JHMI.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN
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Have any of you been involved in research lab safety protocols for people workin g with urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN? I have a researcher who wants to expand h is TNT (milligram quantities) work so they can test analytical samples of urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN.


Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!




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