Mass spectrometric study on FOX-7 decomposition


  • Pettersson Anna
  • Goede Patrick
  • Kjellström Ann
  • Wallin Sara

Publish date: 2004-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1319--SE

Pages: 20

Written in: English


The decomposition of FOX-7 has been studied by means of Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF-MS). The FOX-7 samples have been introduced into the MS via a heated solid sample probe. In addition to raw FOX-7, both deuterated and 15N-labelled (nitrogroups only) FOX-7 have been used as sample material. The method for deriving the labelled material is included in the report. The use of labelled material gives conclusive information about the atomic composition of two identified EI-induced fragments, m/z 86 and 69. A modification of the TOF- MS setup that allows thermal decomposition studies with larger sample amounts, better resembling the conditions of Thermo Gravimetry, TG, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC, is presented.