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Colorimetric assay for the determination of hydrolysis activity from HD and other halogenated organics

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An assay for screening potential hydrolysis enhancing agents capable of facilitating the hydrolysis of a substantially water insoluble halogenated compound such as mustard gas (HD) in an aqueous reaction mixture is disclosed. The assay includes at least one chamber adapted for receiving and retaining the substantially water insoluble mustard gas compound and a potential hydrolysis agent in an aqueous reaction mixture, and a pH indicating agent adapted to produce a visible color change corresponding to the amount of the substantially water insoluble mustard gas compound hydrolyzed in the aqueous reaction mixture wherein the rate of hydrolysis can be established by measuring the change in the detectable signal over time.

Inventors: 
Harvey, Steven P.; Defrank, Joseph J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2005-11-09
Grant Date: 
2013-01-22
Grant time: 
2,631 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
48
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY