Accession Number : AD0708368

Title :   MECHANISM OF THE REACTION OF SARIN WITH METHANOL IN THE PRESENCE OF AMINES,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Weinberger,M. A. ; Greenhalgh,R. ; Lutley,P. M.

Report Date : 03 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In pyridine or 2-methyl-2-propanol solution, the kinetics of the reaction of sarin with methanol in the presence of amines to produce the ester, methyl isopropyl methylphosphonate, is shown to be of first order with respect to each of the three components. By varying the amine it was deduced that the amine acts as a general base catalyst but the catalysis is subject to large steric effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GB AGENT, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), CARBINOLS, AMINES, REACTION KINETICS, PHOSPHONIC ACIDS, ESTERS, CATALYSIS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE