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dc.contributor.authorGutch, Pranav K-
dc.contributor.authorMazumder, Avik-
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Arvind K-
dc.identifier.issn0975-0983(Online); 0376-4699(Print)-
dc.description.abstractThe chemical decontamination of vesicant, bis(2-chloroethyl)sulfide (Sulfur Mustard, SM) and nerve agent O-ethyl S-2-(N,N-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (VX) has been achieved by an operationally simple method by using a new positive chlorine bearing reagent N,N-dichlorobenzylamine. Deactivation of these highly toxic chemical warfare agents has been achieved in acetonitrile-water medium. Before attempting the reactions on these highly toxic real agents, the reagent has been successfully tested for its decontaminating efficiency on the non-toxic simulants (2-chloroethyl phenyl sulfide, a simulant of Sulfur Mustard and O,S-diethyl methylphosphonothioate, simulant of VX). Progress of the decontamination reactions have been monitored by gas chromatography coupled with a flame photometric detector working in sulfur detection mode (GC-FPD(S)), 1H and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopy. The products obtained after decontamination of Sulfur Mustard (SM) and VX have been thereafter identified by GC-MS technique. This reagent has been found to be highly advantageous over earlier reported decontaminating reagents in terms of - ease of preparation, cost effectiveness, stability, good shelf life and instantaneous conversion of both SM and VX into nontoxic products at room temperature.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJC-B Vol.59B(09) [September 2020]en_US
dc.subjectSulfur mustarden_US
dc.subjectChemical warfare agentsen_US
dc.titleN,N-Dichlorobenzyl amine: An effective decontaminant for highly toxic chemical warfare agents sulfur mustard and VXen_US
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