New catalyst material quickly neutralizes nerve gas

While the Iran-Iraq war of 1981-1988 saw the only large-scale use of chemical weapons since WWII, in a world beset by rogue states, civil wars, and terrorism, protecting against nerve agents and disposing of them remains a major problem. One bright spot is a team from Northwestern University, which has developed a new material capable of neutralizing nerve gases. The zirconium-based Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) called NU-1000 is not only useful for disposing of stockpiles of such toxins, but also for use in gas masks and protective suits for soldiers and rescue workers... Continue Reading New catalyst material quickly neutralizes nerve gasSection: MilitaryTags: Battlefield, Enzyme, Gas, Northwestern University, Protection, Soldiers, Terrorism, Weapons Related Articles: Environmentally-friendly decontaminants developed for chemical attacks Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm (ACADA) Future military uniforms could automatically transform into hazmat suits 3D-printed guide could find use in be

New catalyst material quickly neutralizes nerve gas

While the Iran-Iraq war of 1981-1988 saw the only large-scale use of chemical weapons since WWII, in a world beset by rogue states, civil wars, and terrorism, protecting against nerve agents ...

Tue 17 Mar 15 from Gizmag

New compound quickly disables chemical weapons

Porous material can deactivate nerve agents in a matter of minutes

Mon 16 Mar 15 from Science Now

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material, inspired by biological catalysts, that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat ...

Mon 16 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly, Mon 16 Mar 15 from e! Science News

New compound destroys chemical weapons faster than ever

In 2013, the Syrian government agreed to destroy its stores of chemical weapons, following reports that it had dropped sarin, a torturous and lethal nerve gas, on a rebel-held town earlier that ...

Wed 18 Mar 15 from Engadget

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