Detection of Hydrogen Cyanide. A Test Readily Adaptable for the XM256 Chemical Agent Detector Kit
Special publication May-Jun 1972
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare