BIFUNCTIONAL DETERGENTS AS NOVEL CATALYSTS

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Authors
  1. Brown, R.S.
  2. Clewley, R.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Alberta Univ, Edmonton ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The oxidation of phenyl ethylsulfide (Ph-S-Et) and C1CH2CH2SEt, as models for the oxidation of sulfur mustard, were investigated in the presence of 2-n-alkyl succinic (I) and 1-n-alkylglutaric (II) acids at 25C in aqueous media containing added cosolvents and I2. As specified in the report covering work October 1, 1992 - February 28, 1993 (preparation date April 15, 1993), this system is plagued with problems and is unfeasible for the oxidation of mustard simulants. The main problems that detract from this methodology are: (1) purification of the organic co-solvents to eliminate long term spontaneous reduction of I2; (2) solubility of the decarboxylic acids that precludes formulation at high concentration.
Report Number
DRES-CR-98-01 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
01 Sep 1994
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
98-00845
CANDIS No
507711
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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