Accession Number : AD0814888

Title :   IMPROVED DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF INCAPACITATING AND LETHAL AGENTS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, Nov 66-Jan 67,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Wyant, R. E. ; Poirier, R. H. ; Scott, M. K. ; Fentiman, A. F.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The search for specific, sensitive and direct methods for the detection of a wide variety of functional groups was continued. During this reporting period, emphasis was placed on the development of reagents for the detection of organophosphorus type reagents. In this regard, second order Beckman reactions were studied in an effort to develop compounds that cleave to give detectable fragments. Oximes that cleave to give highly colored triaryl dyes or odoriferous mercaptans were examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, DETECTION), ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, OXIMES, IDENTIFICATION, INCAPACITATING AGENTS, SENSITIVITY, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE