Explosive Standards UPDATED

Explosive standards are traditionally used for the remediation of soil and water in locations where explosives have been stored. These same standards are now being used to calibrate baggage screening detectors at airports and other secure locations (embassies and other government buildings). They also are used by police departments and the military in K-9 odor recognition training for explosives.

AccuStandard has working relationships with both government and private sector K-9 training facilities and laboratories which provide valuable information and insight into the latest developments in explosives. To assist in all aspects of explosive detection and analysis, AccuStandard synthesizes an array of explosives as well as metabolites, degradation products and raw materials. AccuStandard is the only U.S. commercial source for TATP, HMTD, HNS, and 3-Nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO), the newest addition to the product line.

In addition to catalog items, we offer special formulations for EPA method and customer-specific applications. Physical properties are for the neat material. However all products are supplied in a solvent in 1 mL size.

Individual Explosives

*TNT Metabolites
CompoundMatrixCatalog Number
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-13
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-13-0.1X
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-14
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-14-0.1X
Ammonium picrate AcCN M-8330-ADD-27
DEGDN AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-36
1,2-Diaminopropane MeOH M-8330-ADD-9
2,4-Diamino-6-nitrotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-12
2,6-Diamino-4-nitrotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-13
Diazodinitrophenol AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-48
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-48-10X
2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane AcCN M-8330-ADD-21
3,5-Dinitroaniline AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-4
1,2-Dinitrobenzene MeOH M-8330-SS
1,3-Dinitrobenzene AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-01
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-01-0.1X
1,2-Dinitroglycerin AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-33
1,3-Dinitroglycerin AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-34
2,4-Dinitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-02
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-02-0.1X
2,6-Dinitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-03
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-03-0.1X
3,4-Dinitrotoluene MeOH M-8330-IS
3,5-Dinitrotoluene AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-39
Dipentaerythritol hexanitrate AcCN M-8330-ADD-43
EGDN AcCN M-8330-ADD-5
Erythritol tetranitrate (ETN) AcCN M-8330-ADD-47
AcCN M-8330-ADD-47-10X
Guanidine nitrate MeOH M-8330-ADD-10
Hexahydro-1,3-trinitroso-1,3,5-triazine AcCN M-8330-ADD-46
AcCN M-8330-ADD-46-10X
Hexanitrodiphenylamine AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-37
Hexanitrostilbene (HNS) * AcCN M-8330-ADD-26
Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) AcCN M-8330-ADD-25
HMX AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-04
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-04-0.1X
Hydrazine MeOH M-8330-ADD-8
2-Hydroxylamino-4,6-dinitrotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-18
4-Hydroxylamino-2,6-dinitrotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-20
Nitrobenzene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-06
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-06-0.1X
N-Nitrodimethylamine AcCN M-8330-ADD-40
Nitroglycerin EtOH M-8330-ADD-1
EtOH: MeOH (97:3) M-8330-ADD-1-10X
1-Nitroglycerin AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-31
2-Nitroglycerin AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-32
Nitroguanidine MeOH M-8330-ADD-6
Nitromethane MeOH M-8330-ADD-7
2-Nitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-07
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-07-0.1X
3-Nitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-08
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-08-0.1X
4-Nitrotoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-09
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-09-0.1X
3-Nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) NEW AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-53
Pentaerithrityl trinitrate AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-44
PETN MeOH M-8330-ADD-2
MeOH M-8330-ADD-2-10X
Picramic acid AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-22
Picric acid AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-3
Propyleneglycol dinitrate MeOH M-8330-ADD-35
PYX AcCN M-8330-ADD-11
RDX AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-05
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-05-0.1X
TATP AcCN M-8330-ADD-24
TEGDN AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-41-R1
2,2’,6,6’-Tetranitro-4,4’-azotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-17
4,4’,6,6’-Tetranitro-2,2’-azotoluene * AcCN M-8330-ADD-19
2,2’,6,6’-Tetranitro-4,4’-azoxytoluene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-15
Tetryl AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-10
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-10-0.1X
TNT AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-11
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-11-0.1X
1,3,5-Triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) Dimethyl formamide M-8330-ADD-14-DMF
2,4,6-Triaminotolene trihydrochloride Neat M-8330-ADD-23N-5MG
Trimethylolethane trinitrate AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-28
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene * AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-12
AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-12-0.1X
2,4,6-Trinitroresorcinol AcCN : MeOH (1:1) M-8330-ADD-29

Method 8330 Multi-Component Formulations for Explosive Analysis

The following A & B mixes provide better resolution between possible co-eluting analytes. Depending on the way the chemist optimizes the HPLC system, the chemist can choose which A & B mix is finally used. We suggest that when first performing Method 8330 development, you purchase the high concentration 14 x 1 mL set M-8330-R-10X-SET.

Mix A's
M-8330A 1 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1)
M-8330A-10X 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 7 comps
1,3-Dinitrobenzene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
HMX
Nitrobenzene
RDX
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
TNT
Mix A's
M-8330A-R 1 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1)
M-8330A-R-10X 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 8 comps.
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
1,3-Dinitrobenzene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
HMX
Nitrobenzene
RDX
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
TNT
Mix B's
M-8330B 1 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1)
M-8330B-10X 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 5 comps.
Tetryl
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2-Nitrotoluene
3-Nitrotoluene
4-Nitrotoluene
Mix B's
M-8330B-R2 1 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH(1:1)
M-8330B-R2-10X 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH(1:1) 6 comps.
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
Tetryl
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2-Nitrotoluene
3-Nitrotoluene
4-Nitrotoluene
Mix B's
M-8330B-R 1 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1)
M-8330B-R-10X 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 7 comps.
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
Tetryl
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2-Nitrotoluene
3-Nitrotoluene
4-Nitrotoluene
Internal Standard
M-8330-IS 1 x 1 mL
M-8330-IS-PAK 5 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL in MeOH
3,4-Dinitrotoluene
Surrogate Standard
M-8330-SS 1 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL in MeOH
1,2-Dinitrobenzene
Composite Explosive Mix
M-8330-R 1 x 1 mL
M-8330-R-PAK 5 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in MeOH:AcCN (1:1) 14 comps.
1,3-Dinitrobenzene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
HMX
RDX
Nitrobenzene
2-Nitrotoluene
3-Nitrotoluene
4-Nitrotoluene
Tetryl
TNT
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
Explosive by HPLC Set
M-8330-R-SET 14 x 1 mL
0.1 mg/mL each in MeOH:AcCN (1:1)
M-8330-R-10X-SET 14 x 1 mL
1.0 mg/mL each in MeOH:AcCN (1:1)
1,3-Dinitrobenzene (01)
2,4-Dinitrotoluene (02)
2,6-Dinitrotoluene (03)
HMX (04)
RDX (05)
Nitrobenzene (06)
2-Nitrotoluene (07)
3-Nitrotoluene (08)
4-Nitrotoluene (09)
Tetryl (10)
TNT (11)
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene (12)
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene (13)
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene (14)

Method 529 Explosive & Related Compounds by SPE & Capillary Column GC/MS

Method 529 Calibration Curve

All in Ethyl acetate
M-529- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
3,5-Dinitroaniline 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
1,3-Dinitrobenzene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
2,4-Dinitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
2,6-Dinitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
RDX 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
Nitrobenzene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
2-Nitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
3-Nitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
4-Nitrotoluene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
Tetryl 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
TNT 0.025 0.05 0.10 0.25 0.50 1.0 2.0 5.0 10
Full Scan MS Calibration Set
M-529-MS-SET 6 x 1 mL M-529-03, M-529-05, M-529-06,M-529-07, M-529-08, M-529-09
SIM Calibration Set
M-529-SIM-SET 7 x 1 mL M-529-01, M-529-02, M-529-03, M-529-04,M-529-05, M-529-06, M-529-07
Internal Standard Stock Solution
M-529-IS 1 x 1 mL
2.0 mg/mL in Ethyl acetate
3,4-Dinitrololuene
Internal Standard Fortification Solution
M-529-ISFS 1 x 1 mL
2.0 mg/mL in Ethyl acetate 14 comps.
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene Nitrobenzene
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene 2-Nitrotoluene
3,5-Dinitroaniline 3-Nitrotoluene
1,3-Dinitrobenzene 4-Nitrotoluene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
2,6-Dinitrotoluene Tetryl
RDX TNT
Surrogate Analyte Stock Solutions
M-529-SS1 1 x 1 mL
M-529-SS1-PAK 5 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL each in MeOH 2 comps.
1,3,5-Trimethyl-2-nitrobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethyl-5-nitrobenzene
M-529-SS2 1 x 1 mL
M-529-SS2-PAK 5 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL each in MeOH
Nitrobenzene-d5
Surrogate Analyte Fortification Solution
M-529-SAFS 1 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL each in MeOH 3 comps
1,3,5-Trimethyl-2-nitrobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethyl-5-nitrobenzene
Nitrobenzene-d5

Method 8095 Explosive Intermediate by GC/ECD

This set of standards for EPA Method 8095 is outlined below. This method is a companion to EPA Method 8330. Utilizing the sensitivity and selectivity of the ECD as well as resolution capabilities of capillary columns allows the chemist to quantitatively analyze for the typical explosives. Use of this new method expands the laboratory’s capability to pursue and fulfill contracts involving explosives analysis. Method 8095 uses familiar extraction techniques which reduce sample preparation time. It also has the benefit of GC/ECD instrument reproducibility.

Stock Solution A
M-8095-SSA-100X 1 x 1 mL
M-8095-SSA-100X-PAK 5 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL each in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 10 comps.
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
1,3-Dinitrobenzene
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
TNT
RDX
Tetryl
HMX
Stock Solution B
M-8095-SSB-100X 1 x 1 mL
M-8095-SSB-100X-PAK 5 x 1 mL
At stated conc. in AcCN : MeOH (1:1) 7 comps.
Nitrobenzene
3-Nitrotoluene
2-Nitrotoluene
4-Nitrotoluene
Nitroglycerin
PETN
3,5-Dinitroaniline
Explosive Surrogate Standards
M-8095-SS-01 1 x 1 mL
M-8095-SS-01-PAK 5 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL in AcCN
3,4-Dinitrotoluene
Explosive Surrogate Standards
M-8095-SS-03 1 x 1 mL
M-8095-SS-03-PAK 5 x 1 mL
10 µg/mL in AcCN
2,5-Dintrotoluene
Explosive Surrogate Standards
M-8095-SS-02 1 x 1 mL
M-8095-SS-02-PAK 5 x 1 mL
100 µg/mL in AcCN
2-Methyl-4-nitroaniline

DIN 38407-21

Explosive Standard
DIN38407-21-A 1 x 1 mL
10 µg/mL each in MeOH 12 comps.
Picric acid
HMX
RDX
Tetryl
EGDN
DEGDN
Nitroglycerin
TNT
2-Nitrotoluene
PETN
4-Nitrotoluene
3-Nitrotoluene
Related Compounds
DIN38407-21-B 1 x 1 mL
10 µg/mL each in MeOH:AcCN (98:2) 8 comps.
1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
1,3-Dinitrobenzene
4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hexanitrodiphenylamine
2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
Diphenylamine

Gun Surveillance Standard

Gun Surveillance Standard
EXP-GSS 1 x 1 mL
At stated conc. in AcCN 9 comps.
Dimethyl phthalate (200 µg/mL)
2,4'-Dinitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
2,4-Dinitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
2-Nitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
4-Nitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
2,2'-Dinitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
4,4'-Dinitrodiphenylamine (50 µg/mL)
Diphenylamine (200 µg/mL)
N-Nitrosodiphenylamine (75 µg/mL)
Inorganic ICP Standard for Gun Shot Residue
  1000 µg/mL 10,000 µg/mL
Antimony 50 mL ---------- ICP-02N-10X-0.5
100 mL ICP-02N-1 ICP-02N-10X-1
500 mL ICP-02N-5 ICP-02N-10X-5
Barium 50 mL ---------- ICP-04N-10X-0.5
100 mL ICP-04N-1 ICP-04N-10X-1
500 mL ICP-04N-5 ICP-04N-10X-5
Lead 50 mL ---------- ICP-29N-10X-0.5
100 mL ICP-29N-1 ICP-29N-10X-1
500 mL ICP-29N-5 ICP-29N-10X-5
Organic Compounds for Firearm Discharge Analysis
  Conc. Matrix Cat. No.
2,4-Dinitrotoluene 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-02-0.1X
1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-02
2,6-Dinitrotoluene 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-03-0.1X
1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-03
3,4-Dinitrotoluene 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-04-0.1X
1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-04
Diphenylamine 100 µg/mL DCM APP-9-097
Ethylcentralite 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-50
Methylcentralite 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-49
2-Nitrodiphenylamine 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-51
4-Nitrodiphenylamine 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-52
1-Nitroglycerine 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-31
2-Nitroglycerine 100 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-ADD-32
N-Nitrosodiphenylamine 100 µg/mL MeOH APP-9-150
2-Nitrotoluene 1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-07
3-Nitrotoluene 1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-08
4-Nitrotoluene 1000 µg/mL AcCN : MeOH M-8330-09