Accession Number:

ADA009128

Title:

Enzyme Alarm Characterization Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. 10 Sep 74-10 Feb 75,

Corporate Author:

LIFE SYSTEMS INC CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

A characterization of the electrochemical reactions occurring in the Enzyme Alarm for detection of cholinesterase inhibitors, was performed in order that the alarm response time and sensitivity could be improved. For this characterization, curves of electrode current density versus applied potential voltammograms were obtained using bright and gray platinum rotating disk electrodes. These voltammograms were evaluated to develop conclusions leading to the desired improvements in the Enzyme Alarm performance. Also, gold, palladium, silver, nickel, glassy carbon, and pyrolytic graphite electrodes were evaluated as possible alternatives to the Pt gray anode now used in the Enzyme Alarm. Conclusions and recommendations are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE