Group 13 Chelates in Nerve Gas Agent and Pesticide Dealkylation
Schiff base boron and aluminium bromides have been used to cleave organophosphate nerve agents and pesticides and their simulants: salben(tBu)[BBr2]2 was very effective in cleaving the VX simulants EMPPT and DEPPT and nerve agent VX; salen(tBu)AlBr was effective in cleaving the nerve agents VX and Soman and the pesticideDiazinon.
Mitra A, Atwood DA, Struss J, Williams DJ, McKinney BJ, Creasy WR, McGarvey DJ, Durst HD, Fry R. 2008. Group 13 chelates in nerve gas agent and pesticide dealkylation. New J Chem 32(5):783-5.