10. The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Chemical Warfare Agents

  1. Frank R. Hartley
  1. R. M. Black and
  2. J. M. Harrison

Published Online: 16 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034351.ch10

The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Compounds: Ter- and Quinque-Valent Phosphorus Acids and Their Derivatives, Volume 4

The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Compounds: Ter- and Quinque-Valent Phosphorus Acids and Their Derivatives, Volume 4

How to Cite

Black, R. M. and Harrison, J. M. (1996) The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Chemical Warfare Agents, in The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Compounds: Ter- and Quinque-Valent Phosphorus Acids and Their Derivatives, Volume 4 (ed F. R. Hartley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470034351.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK

Author Information

  1. Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 OJQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 1996

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai and
  2. Professor Zvi Rappoport

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471957065

Online ISBN: 9780470034354

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Keywords:

  • chemistry of organophosphorus chemical warfare agents;
  • methylphosphonofluoridates;
  • classical methods of synthesis;
  • V-agents;
  • enzyme methods;
  • chemical and physical properties;
  • DFP and Tabun synthesis;
  • Resolution—V-agents, G-agents

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Development

  • Synthesis

  • Chemical and Physical Properties

  • Decontamination

  • Spectroscopic Analysis

  • Chromatographic Analysis

  • Trace Analysis of Nerve Agents and Their Degradation Products in Verification

  • Generic Detection of Nerve Agents

  • Mechanism of Action

  • Toxicodynamics

  • Therapy and Pretreatment

  • Structure–Toxicity Relationships

  • Control Under the Chemical Weapons Convention

  • References