DSC measurements have been used to investigate the thermal stability of each of four specific detection agents, prescribed
by the International Civil Aviation Organization for incorporation into explosives at the point of manufacture. Additionally,
the compatibility of these agents with a number of commercial explosives has been assessed. DSC results for a complete study
of mixtures of the agents with the explosive, tetryl are specifically described. The thermograms are compared with those of
the pure agents and tetryl, the thermal decomposition of which has been previously characterized.