Plants as nerve agent detectors

Matthew Baker, Matthew R. Gravett, Farrha B. Hopkins, D.G. Cerys Rees, James R. Riches, Adam J. Self, Andrew J. Webb, Christopher M. Timperley

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Abstract

There has been increasing interest in how rapid advances in the life sciences, including the convergence of chemistry and biology, might affect implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)1. Here we describe how increased knowledge of chemistry and biology, specifically the interaction of organophosphorus nerve agents with plants, might be useful in investigations of alleged use of such substances. We also describe briefly how plants might be used to remediate land contaminated by the nerve agents.
LanguageEnglish
Pages27-36
Number of pages7
Volume3
No.1
Specialist publicationOPCW Today
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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Keywords

  • nerve agent detector
  • plants
  • chemical weapons
  • organophosphorus nerve agents

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Baker, M., Gravett, M. R., Hopkins, F. B., Cerys Rees, D. G., Riches, J. R., Self, A. J., ... Timperley, C. M. (2014). Plants as nerve agent detectors. OPCW Today, 3(1), 27-36.
Baker, Matthew ; Gravett, Matthew R. ; Hopkins, Farrha B. ; Cerys Rees, D.G. ; Riches, James R. ; Self, Adam J. ; Webb, Andrew J. ; Timperley, Christopher M. / Plants as nerve agent detectors. In: OPCW Today. 2014 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 27-36.
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Plants as nerve agent detectors. / Baker, Matthew; Gravett, Matthew R.; Hopkins, Farrha B.; Cerys Rees, D.G.; Riches, James R.; Self, Adam J.; Webb, Andrew J.; Timperley, Christopher M.

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