Accession Number : ADD006506

Title :   Novel Fabric Containing Microcapsules of Chemical Decontaminants Encapsulated within Semipermeable Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cowsar,Donald R

Report Date : 13 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The invention concerns novel clothing fabrics containing microcapsules in a resin finish comprising reactive chemical decontamination agents encapsulated within a semipermeable polymer which is selectively permeable to toxic chemical agents but impermeable to the decontamination agents, thereby allowing the toxic chemicals to diffuse into the microcapsules where they undergo irreversible detoxifying chemical reactions.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *DECONTAMINATION, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *DETOXIFICATION, *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, INVENTIONS, CAPSULES(PHARMACY), UREIDES, SEMIPERMEABILITY, POLYMERS, ENCAPSULATION, FABRICS

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE