Accession Number : AD0826585

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

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 8 (Final) Aug-Nov 67,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

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

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : 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 triarylmethane dyes or odoriferous mercaptans were investigated. The evaluation of coreactants for CVAO(tris(4-dimethylaminophenyl) acetaldoxime) was continued. Sodium aluminate and CVAO appear to give mixtures that are stable to both heat and light. Tris(4-diethylaminophenyl) acetaldoxime (EVAO) was synthesized and shown to give the crystal violet color in the presence of zinc thiocyanate and tosyl chloride. Three beta-thioetherketones were also synthesized.

Descriptors :   *OXIMES), (*TOXIC AGENT ALARMS, (*ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, DETECTION), CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS, ODORS, THIOLS, DECOMPOSITION, ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS, KETONES.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE