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Formulations for neutralization of chemical and biological toxants

United States Patent

May 20, 2003
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A formulation and method of making that neutralizes the adverse health effects of both chemical and biological compounds, especially chemical warfare (CW) and biological warfare (BW) agents. The formulation of the present invention non-toxic and non-corrosive and can be delivered by a variety of means and in different phases. The formulation provides solubilizing compounds that serve to effectively render the chemical and biological compounds, particularly CW and BW compounds, susceptible to attack and at least one reactive compound that serves to attack (and detoxify or kill) the compound. The at least one reactive compound can be an oxidizing compound, a nucleophilic compound or a mixture of both. The formulation can kill up to 99.99999% of bacterial spores within one hour of exposure.
Tadros; Maher E. (Albuquerque, NM), Tucker; Mark D. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 607,586
June 29, 2000
This invention was made with support from the United States Government under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.