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Destruction of chemical warfare agent simulants by air and moisture stable metal NHC complexes

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The cooperative effect of both NHC and metal centre has been found to destroy chemical warfare agent (CWA) simulants. Choice of both the metal and NHC is key to these transformations as simple, monodentate N-heterocyclic carbenes in combination with silver or vanadium can promote stoichiometric destruction, whilst bidentate, aryloxide-tethered NHC complexes of silver and alkali metals promote breakdown under mild heating. Iron–NHC complexes generated in situ are competent catalysts for the destruction of each of the three targetted CWA simulants.

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Submitted
20 Dec 2017
Accepted
17 Jan 2018
First published
31 Jan 2018

This article is Open Access

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 2568-2574
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Destruction of chemical warfare agent simulants by air and moisture stable metal NHC complexes

C. Weetman, S. Notman and P. L. Arnold, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 2568
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04805J

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