Chemical Weapons in Syria and Their Destruction

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F. Liškaa and L. Středab

a Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague, b State Office for Nuclear Safety

Keywords: yperite (mustard gas, HD, bis(2-chlorethyl) sulfide), sarin (GB, isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate), VX, S-[(2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl] O-ethyl methylphosphonothioate, manufacture, detoxification, decomposition

 

The syntheses, detoxification, decontamination and degradation of yperite (bis(2-chloroethyl) sulfide), sarin (isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate) and VX (S-[2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl]-O-ethyl-methylphosphonothioate) are discussed in the context of sarin attack in Ghouta as well as of the destruction of chemical warfare agents and their precursors, declared by Syria.

 

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