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Metal organic frameworks for the catalytic detoxification of chemical warfare nerve agents

United States Patent

9,623,404
April 18, 2017
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A method of using a metal organic framework (MOF) comprising a metal ion and an at least bidendate organic ligand to catalytically detoxify chemical warfare nerve agents including exposing the metal-organic-framework (MOF) to the chemical warfare nerve agent and catalytically decomposing the nerve agent with the MOF.
Hupp; Joseph T. (Northfield, IL), Farha; Omar K. (Morton Grove, IL), Katz; Michael J. (Evanston, IL), Mondloch; Joseph E. (Evanston, IL)
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, IL)
14/ 585,718
December 30, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under HDTRA1-10-1-0023 awarded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and DE-AC05-06OR23100 (SubK No. 10-20903 DOE Oak Ridge Tenn.) awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.