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Title: Report on possible routes to breakdown products of mustard gas

This paper suggests possible routes to the formation of decontamination and breakdown products of the chemical agent Mustard Gas (HD). The terminal decontamination products, CaSO4 and CO2, are harmless to the environment. Oxathiane is formed by hydrolysis and dehydration reactions. Dithiane is formed with the application of heat in a low oxygen or nitrogen environment. (Author).
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6942594
Report Number(s):
AD-A-286067/4/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS; DECONTAMINATION; DETOXIFICATION; CLEANING; WEAPONS 450600* -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Chemical & Biological-- (1990)