Nerve Agent Destruction by Recyclable Catalytic Magnetic Nanoparticles

Lev Bromberg, T. Alan Hatton
2005 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides and warfare agents are catalytically hydrolyzed in aqueous media by suspensions of magnetite (Fe 3 O 4 ) nanoparticles modified with poly(1-vinylimidazole-co-acrolein oxime-co-acrylic acid). The oxime-and imidazole-modified magnetite particle serves as a nano-sized particulate carrier with nucleophilic groups immobilized on its surface. The oximemodified magnetite nanoparticles are colloidally stable within a wide pH range and are readily recovered for reuse
more » ... the aqueous milieu by high-gradient magnetic separation methods with no loss of catalytic activity.
doi:10.1021/ie0506926 fatcat:yxmgfh6y3vgyrcqsnffis2pdvm