Accession Number:

AD0755125

Title:

Detection of Hydrogen Cyanide. A Test Readily Adaptable for the XM256 Chemical Agent Detector Kit

Descriptive Note:

Special publication May-Jun 1972

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A successful test for hydrogen cyanide was developed for the XM256 chemical agent detector kit. Prior to the detection, papers impregnated with cupric acetate were spotted with a solution of p,p- tetramethyldiaminodiphenylmethane tetrabase in methyl alcohol. The immediate appearance of a deep blue coloration against a very light blue background indicated the presence of hydrogen cyanide. The cupric acetate papers and tetrabase-methyl alcohol solution passed the heat stability requirement 65C for 30 days.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE