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Decontamination of chemical warfare agents using activated aluminum oxide

Methods of detoxifying chemical warfare agents and decontaminating surfaces which have been exposed to chemical warfare agents are disclosed. The methods include contacting a composition confining a chemical warfare agent or contaminated surface with a sufficient amount of a sorbent which contains an activated aluminum oxide for a sufficient time and under conditions which are sufficient to produce a reaction product which is less toxic than the chemical warfare agent and/or to reduce the contamination of the surface by the chemical warfare agent.
Patent Number: 
5,689,038
Patent Issue Date: 
November 18, 1997
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