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Chemistry, a history of the chemistry components of the National Defense Research Committee, 1940-1946,

Author: W Albert Noyes; Ralph Connor
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, 1948.
Series: Science in World War II. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
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Noyes, William Albert, 1898-
Chemistry, a history of the chemistry components of the National Defense Research Committee, 1940-1946.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1948
(OCoLC)568624950
Online version:
Noyes, William Albert, 1898-
Chemistry, a history of the chemistry components of the National Defense Research Committee, 1940-1946.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1948
(OCoLC)570005446
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Albert Noyes; Ralph Connor
OCLC Number: 14669626
Description: xviii, 524 pages illustrations.
Contents: Part One. Introduction. --
The organization of the National Defense Research Committee: general plan --
Part Two. History of Division 8. --
Introduction to the history of Division 8 --
The history of Division 8 central laboratories --
Synthetic work on explosives --
Research on detonation and shock waves --
Evaluation of explosives and munitions --
Development of explosive compositions and devices --
Molded composite propellants --
Application of molded composite propellant --
Propellants based on nitrocellulose --
Tracers and igniters --
Part Three. History of Division 9. --
Relationships of NDRC to the armed services and to allied countries in chemical warfare --
The organization of Division 9 --
Synthesis and stabilization of chemical warfare agents --
Protective clothing and ointments --
The detection, identification, and analysis of chemical warfare agents --
The toxicity and vesicancy of chemical warfare agents --
The physiological mechanism of action of chemical warfare agents --
Part Four. History of Division 10. --
General scope of Division 10 activities --
The filtration of aerosols --
Screening smokes --
Chemical warfare munitions --
toxic aerosols --
Gas mask absorbents and related problems --
Offensive chemical warfare and related problems --
Insecticide dispersal --
Part Five. History of Division 11. --
The organization of Division 11 --
The oxygen program --
Miscellaneous chemical engineering problems --
Incendiary bombs --
Incendiary fuels --
History of NDRC flame-thrower development --
Part Six. History of Division 19. --
Weapons for sabotage --
Part Seven. History of Tropical Deterioration Committee. --
The study of tropical deterioration --
Epilogue --
Appendices. --
A. Organization charts for Division B, NDRC --
B. Membership of the National Defense Research Committee of the Office of Scientific Research and Development --
C. Personnel of Division 8, NDRC --
D. Service personnel closely associated with Division 8 --
E. Organization of Explosives Research Laboratory --
F. The CWS-NDRC Technical Committee --
G. Technical Division, Chemical Warfare Service --
H. Project co-ordination staff, CWS --
I. Personnel of Division 9, NDRC, Chemistry --
J. Personnel of Division 11, NDRC, Chemical engineering --
K. Joint NDRC-Army-Navy Tropical Deterioration Steering Committee --
L. Tropical Deterioration Administrative Committee and subcommittees.
Series Title: Science in World War II. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
Responsibility: by R. Connor [and others].

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