Analysis of Nerve Degradation Products by UPLC/MS/MS
The analysis of environmental samples is critcal following suspected battlefield or terrorist use and in support of CWC monitoring for peacekeeping operations. A fast and easy analytical method for the detection of nerve agents, VX, GB, R-VX, GF, and GD is presented here. This method is suitable for the analysis of biological and environmental samples. Separation of the five compounds was achieved in less than 1.8 minutes, saving precious time when exposure is suspected in order to initiate countermeasures more rapidly.