Accession Number : AD0906245

Title :   Development of Package Decontaminating System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jun 71-29 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP DAYTON OH DAYTON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Richardson, G. A.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The object of this research effort was to develop an improved multiagent decontaminant and/or decontaminants, with respect to DS2. Three approaches were investigated: (1) a study of chelating and/or clathrating agents, (2) studies to decrease toxicity and fuming by reduction of the amine through substitution of solvating agents, (3) studies of azeotropic solutions. The gas-liquid chromatograph and the DB-3 tube technique were utilized for analytical purposes. The glc was further optimized during this contract. The presence of <<1% HD was determined routinely by the glc. The DB-3 tube technique is now considered as a questionable adjunct to the glc. Five candidate formulations were selected for final evaluation at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. They were chosen on the basis of equal or improved performance to DS2 in one or more of the areas tested. The major criterion was a minimum of 99% destruction of HD within one minute at ambient temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECONTAMINATION, CHEMISTRY), (*CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, DECONTAMINATION), AMINES, ALCOHOLS, CLATHRATE COMPOUNDS, CHELATE COMPOUNDS, ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS, HALIDES, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), GLYCOLS, HYDROXIDES, ETHERS, ETHANOLS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, STORAGE, STABILITY, VISCOSITY, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, MIXTURES, SPRAYS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE