Feasibility Study for the Use of Green, Bio-Based, Efficient Reactive Sorbent Material to Neutralize Chemical Warfare Agents
Final rept. 1 Sep 2011-30 Apr 2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Over the past several years the ultimate goal in our laboratories has been to develop new strategies for the transformation of the a variety of lignocellulosic resources into value-added materials and chemicals based on environmentally sustainable and economically viable processing platforms, with ILs playing a central role in these transformations. To this effect we have accumulated a thorough understanding of the way cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses interact as well as whole wood dissolution occurs in ILs. The present project was conducted to effect the transformation of cellulose andor related biopolymers to effect the detoxification of harmful reagents, specifically nerve agents, through a careful and mechanistic study of their interactions and ultimate adsorption and detoxification.
- Physical Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare