Accession Number:

ADB230047

Title:

Highly Destructive Polymer-Contained Neutralizing Skin Protectants

Descriptive Note:

Final Phase rept. 22 Nov 1996-21 May 1997

Corporate Author:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP ROCKLEDGE FL

Report Date:

1997-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

The Phase I effort selected a small subset of novel metal alloys to be used as barriers or neutralizing agents in chemical warfare CW agent skin protectants. All of these substrates, prepared by our patentpending process, were found to neutralize or immobilize both G and HD simulants when coated with an organic compound derived by reaction with a polymer or monomer. Our Phase I experiments have identified and proved out the feasibility of at least 3 metal substrates which are effective neutralizing agents toward CW agent simulants dimethyl methylphosphonate DMMP and 2,2-thiodiethanol TDE. These alloys can be oxidative, reductive, or catalytic depending on the preparation method and specific metals involved. Based on our findings, there are several more potentially effective alloys which could have similar or better neutralizing capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE