Development of Bicarbonate-Activated Peroxide as a Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Decontaminant
Final rept. 9 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2006
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Several projects were completed in the development of bicarbonate-activated peroxide BAP and other chemistry for the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents. The mechanism of formation of the active oxidant, peroxymonocarbonate, has been investigated in detail. New surfoxidants oxidative surfactant formulations have been explored. The Mn-catalyzed oxidations by BAP solutions have been investigated to define the active oxidant species in kinetic studies. Initial investigations into new methods for oxidation of chlorite for production of chlorine dioxide have been done. The results to date provide useful insights into various methods for formulating BAP and related oxidative reagents for CWA and BWA applications.
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare