Potential Chemical Warfare Agents
NBC Defence Institute, University of Defence, Vyškov
A brief overview of the history of modern chemical weapons with emphasis on current chemical warfare agents (CWA). Some attempts at finding toxic compounds as potential CWA are mentioned. Recent CWA, V-series nerve agents, binary CWA and compounds with increased toxic effects are accented. A new category of CWA, fast-acting opioid anesthetics of the fentanyl type used as legal antiterrorism means is documented on the Dubrovka 2002 event.
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