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Catalytic methods for the destruction of chemical warfare agents under ambient conditions

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Abstract

This tutorial review – which should particularly appeal to chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists interested in catalysis, redox processes, and enzymology – summarizes the recent progress toward developing catalysts capable of destroying one or more of the classical chemical warfare agents under ambient conditions. Specifically, we explore the reactions of sulfur mustard, the G-series of organophosphorus nerve agents including sarin and soman, and the organophosphorus nerve agent, VX. Catalysts range from metal-centered oxidation catalysts to engineered catalytic antibodies.

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Submitted
22 Oct 2007
First published
04 Dec 2007

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 470-478
Article type
Tutorial Review

Catalytic methods for the destruction of chemical warfare agents under ambient conditions

B. M. Smith, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 470
DOI: 10.1039/B705025A

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