Novel Surfactants and Their Applications, Including Mustard Decontamination
Final rept. 15 Sep 2003-30 Jun 2007
WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE
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The results of research in six studies is summarized. Each of the studies involved the synthesis and characterization of examples of a novel class of surfactants with general structure 1. The darkened circles represent headgroups, and the wavy lines, hydrocarbon chains. Thus these surfactants contain two terminal headgroups connected to a central headgroup by hydrocarbon chains. For ease of discussion, we use the term shamrock to describe surfactants belonging to class 1, denoting their triple-headed character and reflecting the fact that shamrocks have leaflets in groups of three. Some of the shamrock surfactants were evaluated in the decontamination of mustard simulant 13.
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