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Bulk Remediation of Organophosphorus Contaminants using Metal-Organic Framework Polymer Composites

Kalinovskyy, Yaroslav (2019) Bulk Remediation of Organophosphorus Contaminants using Metal-Organic Framework Polymer Composites. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:73307)

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Abstract

Organophosphorus (OP) chemical warfare agents (CWAs) are a group of deadly compounds which inhibit the enzyme acetyl cholinesterase and disrupt the normal functioning of the nervous system. Events in Damascus, Syria (2013) and Salisbury, United Kingdom (2018), have highlighted the dangers that these noxious agents still pose to civilian and military personnel. CWA degradation measures often employ an excess of stoichiometric reagents and solution buffers. There is therefore a demand for catalytic systems which can combat the CWA threat in the absence of additional reagents.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Blight, Barry
Thesis advisor: Holder, Simon
Uncontrolled keywords: Chemical warfare agents, Organophosphates, Remediation, Zirconium, MOFs, HIPEs, Composite, Hydration-Dependent Fluorescence
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73307 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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