Accession Number:

ADA470818

Title:

Novel Surfactants and Their Applications, Including Mustard Decontamination

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 2003-30 Jun 2007

Corporate Author:

WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE