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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ORGANOPHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS AND ILLICIT DRUGS

United States Patent Application

20180017529
A1
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A method is disclosed for detecting organophosphorus compounds and illicit drugs using an ion detector. A vapor sample containing at least one analyte and at least one dopant is ionized. A proton-bound adduct ion is formed between the analyte and the dopant in a reaction region defined between the ionization source and the ion detector.
Ewing, Robert G. (Kennewick, WA), Valenzuela, Blandina R. (Richland, WA), Atkinson, David A. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
15/ 211,752
July 15, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.