Water Solubility of BIS (2-Ethylhexyl) Hydrogen Phosphite
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Chemical warfare defense research routinely utilizes simulants for chemical agents. This substitutive approach offers several advantages. Specifically, procedures relying on stimulants can be much less rigid and dangerous than those which use live agents. Simulants, in contrast to lethal agents, can be more readily disseminated in the open environment. Thus, with appropriate non-toxic simulants, one can contaminate a large piece of military equipment, and study the decontamination simulant removal of the impacted device in a non-lethal setting. Such a decontamination exercise would be profoundly more difficult if one were to use live chemical agents.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare