- isopropyl methylphosphono-fluoridate: used in chemical warfare as a lethal nerve gas producing asphyxia. Formula: CH 3 P(O)(F)OCH(CH 3) 2
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Contemporary Examples of sarin
Kaszeta insisted that the chemical compound hexamine in the sarin residue was a tell-tale sign of Syrian government involvement.
The wrestling over the attacks continued, and turned to the chemical composition of the sarin.
But United Nations inspectors have only been able to confirm five, including a series of Sarin gas attacks on Aug. 21.Obama Administration Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim
Josh Rogin, Noah Shachtman
February 20, 2014
From Assad's perspective, bombing Ghouta with sarin gas has been one of his smartest moves.For Bashar Al-Assad, Crossing Obama's Red Line Was a Win-Win
November 22, 2013
Sarin gas, which was released in the Tokyo subway system in 1995, killing 12 and injuring thousands, is the most famous example.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons
August 26, 2013
type of odorless nerve gas, 1945, from German, but the name is of unknown origin. Other phosphorous compounds known in Germany by the end of World War II were called Tabun, soman, Diglykol.
- A poisonous liquid that inhibits the body's ability to catalyze acetylcholine. It is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare. Chemical formula: C4H10FO2P.