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NCJ Number: NCJ 241240     Find in a Library
Title: New Kind of Molotov? Gasoline–Pool Chlorinator Mixtures
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Author(s): Katherine Hutches, Ph.D. ; James Lord, M.S.
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:4  Dated:July 2012  Pages:1064 to 1069
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: This paper investigates the reaction between pool chlorinators and gasoline.
Abstract: This paper investigates the reaction between pool chlorinators and gasoline. In particular, the propensity for self-ignition and the resulting chemical products were studied. An organic pool chlorinator was combined with gasoline in varying proportions in an attempt to form a hypergolic mixture. None of the combinations resulted in self-ignition, but larger quantities of chlorinator produced vigorous light-colored smoke and a solid mass containing isocyanuric acid and copper chloride. Additionally, the chlorinating abilities of different commercially available pool chlorinators were explored. When Ca(ClO)2 and sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione-based chlorinators were used, the presence of gasoline was still visible after 10 days, despite limited chlorination. The trichloro-s-triazinetrione-based chlorinator, however, caused efficient chlorination of the C2- and C3-alkylbenzenes, making gasoline no longer identifiable. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Chromatography ; Toxic reactions ; Mass spectroscopy ; Hazardous substances or materials ; Gasoline
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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