Accession Number:

ADD018754

Title:

Chemical Warfare Agent Decontaminant Solution Using Quaternary Ammonium Complexes

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 11 Dec 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A chemical warfare agent decontamination solution made up of about 20 of a quaternary ammonium complex containing benzyltrimethylammonium chloride and benzyltriethylammonium chloride and about 20 by weight of an oxidizer, dissolved in a solvent, such as water or glycol, is provided. This solution is a noncorrosive, nontoxic, nonflammable decontaminant, which may also be used to neutralize organophosphorus agricultural chemicals.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE