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Concentrated formulations and methods for neutralizing chemical and biological toxants

United States Patent

April 20, 2004
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A formulation and method of making and using that neutralizes the adverse health effects of both chemical and biological toxants, especially chemical warfare (CW) and biological warfare (BW) agents. The aqueous formulation is non-toxic and non-corrosive and can be delivered as a long-lasting foam, spray, or fog. The formulation includes solubilizing compounds that serve to effectively render the CW or BW toxant susceptible to attack, so that a nucleophillic agent can attack the compound via a hydrolysis or oxidation reaction. The formulation can kill up to 99.99999% of bacterial spores within one hour of exposure.
Tucker; Mark D. (Albuquerque, NM), Betty; Rita G. (Rio Rancho, NM), Tadros; Maher E. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 952,940
September 14, 2001
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.