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M9 Chemical Detection Paper


M9 Chemical Agent Detection Paper identifies the presence of liquid chemical agent aerosols. It is a nerve gas detector of V- and G- types and a mustard gas detector of H, HD, HN, and HT types.

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The M9 Chemical Detection Paper is actually a coated tape with a mylar-adhesive backing. This allows hazmat responders to affix it to objects. Luxfer Magtech packaged it in a dispenser with a serrated edge so responders can easily tear off sections for use.

M9 contains a suspension of an agent-sensitive red indicator dye on the paper. The dye will turn pink, red, reddish-brown, or red-purple when exposed to a liquid agent. M9 Chemical Agent Detector Paper can detect agents, but not identify which agents are present.

The tape that makes up M9 is 9.1 meters long and 5.1 centimeters wide. The self-adhesive paper attaches to most surfaces. Additionally, Luxfer Magtech provides a moisture proof resealable bag to store the dispenser after removal from its original packaging.

This hazardous gas detector paper indicates the presence of the following agents:

  • Nerve gas (V- and G- types) – Nerve gasses are a class of organic chemicals that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs. The M9 Chemical Detection Paper is an excellent nerve gas detector.
  • Mustard (H, HD, HN, and HT) – Mustard is a chemical warfare agent. It causes blistering in the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It also damages DNA of the bone marrow, which results in decreased red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The M9 Chemical Detection Paper is an excellent mustard gas detector.


This product meets the requirements for the California Standardized Equipment List – SEL 1.1.10.
TEST PAPER, WMD CHEMICAL, Roll: Military grade (i.e. “M9” paper rolls, for nerve or blister agents). Presence is based upon a single color change, and does not distinguish between nerve agents and blister agents.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in