Accession Number : AD0821061

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 7, 15 May-15 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Wyant, R. E. ; Poirier, R. H. ; Warner, J. S.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : During this reporting period, emphasis was placed on the development of reagents for the detection of organophosphorus-type agents. 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 investigated. Tris(4-dimethyl-aminophenyl)acetal-doxime was synthesized and shown to give the crystal violet color in the presence of p-toluenesulfonyl chloride and a number of Lewis acids. Desylamylthioether oxime did not, however, appear to liberate the mercaptan odor under similar conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, DETECTION), IDENTIFICATION, INCAPACITATING AGENTS, ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, OXIMES, DYES, ODORS, PREPARATION, THIOCYANATES, ALCOHOLS, ETHERS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE