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Method and apparatus for selective capture of gas phase analytes using metal .beta.-diketonate polymers

United States Patent

June 21, 2011
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A process and sensor device are disclosed that employ metal .beta.-diketonate polymers to selectively capture gas-phase explosives and weaponized chemical agents in a sampling area or volume. The metal .beta.-diketonate polymers can be applied to surfaces in various analytical formats for detection of: improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordinance, munitions hidden in cargo holds, explosives, and chemical weapons in public areas.
Harvey; Scott D. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 367,413
February 6, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.