Accession Number:

ADA433738

Title:

Ionic Liquids as Solvent, Catalyst Support Chemical Agent Decontamination and Detoxification

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul 2003-14 Nov 2004

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV CHAMPAIGN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The final results indicate that ionic liquids ILs hold promise for the decontamination and detoxification of chemical agents. The results from this project provide the information and outline for development of a novel decondetox cleaning formulation. The emphasis during the one-years funding was to establish the chemistry surrounding the oxidative decontaminationdetoxification of surrogates for mustard and phosphorus nerve agents. Surrogates were shown to react rapidly and nearly quantitatively in laboratory tests. Work was expended in developing a literature survey, which complemented the preliminary laboratory work. The goals beyond the project should be to use the initial results and perform further tests on the phosphorus surrogates, in order to develop a better mechanistic understanding of the reactions in ILs. This final report includes a complete literature presentation and a detailed outline of future work.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE