Group 13 chelates in nerve gas agent and pesticide dealkylation

Amitabha Mitra, David A. Atwood, Jeffrey Struss, Daniel J. Williams, Bradley J. McKinney, William R. Creasy, David J. McGarvey, H. Dupont Durst, Roderick Fry

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Schiff base boron and aluminium bromides have been used to cleave organophosphate nerve agents and pesticides and their simulants: salben( tBu)[BBr2]2 was very effective in cleaving the VX simulants EMPPT and DEPPT and nerve agent VX; salen(tBu)AlBr was effective in cleaving the nerve agents VX and Soman and the pesticide Diazinon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-785
Number of pages3
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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