Accession Number:

ADA175334

Title:

Vesicant Studies. I. Spectrophotometric Determination of N-Butyl 2-Chloroethyl Sulfide, an Analog of Mustard Gas.

Descriptive Note:

Laboratory note May-Jun 85,

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A spectrophotometric method for the quantitation of n-butyl 2-chloroethyl sulfide BCS has been developed using thymolphtalein as the chromogen. The chromophore produced by the reactants has a maximum absorbance at 444 millimicrons and absorbance is linear up to .000001 M BCS. This assay can provide quantitative measurements of the monofunctional mustard down to .000003 M.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE