A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF 31P-NMR SPECTROMETRY TO FOLLOW THE HYDROLYSIS OF SOME CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS

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Authors
  1. Shiloff, J.D.
  2. Lacroix, B.V.
  3. Bovenkamp, J.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The use of 31P-NMR spectrometry as a technique for monitoring the hydrolysis of sarin, soman, tabun and VX in water, in Hoskin buffer, and in Hoskin buffer in the presence of five commercially available enzymes was investigated. Calculated values for half-lives were demonstrated to be in line with experimentally observed times to 100% hydrolysis as well as with values from the literature. This investigation showed that 31P-NMR spectrometry can be used as a semiquantitative technique to follow the hydrolysis hence, the decontamination, of phosphorus-containing chemical warfare agents.
Report Number
DREO-TN-89-5 — Technical Note
Date of publication
15 Nov 1988
Number of Pages
39
DSTKIM No
89-02400
CANDIS No
60306
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