VX (nerve agent)
VX (IUPAC name: O-ethyl S-[2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl] methylphosphonothioate), an extremely toxic organophosphate, is a tasteless and odorless liquid with an amber-like color that severely disrupts the body’s nervous system and is used as a nerve agent in chemical warfare. Ten milligrams (0.00035 oz) is sufficient for it to be fatal through skin contact, and the median lethal dose for inhalation is estimated to be 30–50 mg·min/m3. As a chemical weapon, it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) by the United Nations Resolution 687. The production and stockpiling of VX exceeding 100 grams (3.53 oz) per year was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993. The only exception is for “research, medical or pharmaceutical purposes outside a single small-scale facility in aggregate quantities not exceeding 10 kg [22 lb] per year per facility”.
The VX nerve agent is the best-known of the V-series of nerve agents and is considered an area denial weapon due to its physical properties. It is far more potent than sarin, another well-known nerve agent toxin, but works in a similar way.
Dugway sheep incident https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugway_sheep_incident
Death of Kim Jong-nam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Kim_Jong-nam
23rd – 26th Feb 2017 Kim Jong Nam
- Suspect in Kim Jong Nam death thought she used baby oil, official
- Malaysian airport declared “safe zone” after VX nerve agent found
- klia2, all who came in contact with Kim, cleared of VX nerve agent
- What is the VX nerve agent that killed North Korean Kim Jong-nam?
- Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader’s hal
- VX nerve agent used in Halabja massacre
- Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader’s half
- Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion
- Chemical weapons experts sceptical VX gas used to kill Jong-nam
- VX nerve agent: What is it, where did it come from and what does it
Declassified, Porton Down Human Experimentation SARIN, PYREXAL & VX VAPOUR https://spidercatweb.blog/2015/12/03/human-experimentation-declassified-files-porton-down-sarin-pyrexal-vx-vapour/
NERVE AGENTS GA, GB, GD, GF, AND VX Final AEGL https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-11/documents/tsd21b.pdf https://spidercatweb.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/tsd21b.pdf
Making the UK safer: detecting and decontaminating chemical and biological agents https://royalsociety.org/~/media/Royal_Society_Content/policy/publications/2004/9714.pdf
UK Porton Down WMD Expert Dies In Aircrash – UK Indymedia https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/10/300081.html https://archive.is/fXpHn 25 Oct 2004 – Porton Down’s commercial arm is of course Bioport, supplier of the ill-tested … http://www.mod.uk/linked_files/iraq/wmd.pdf … after my wife had retreived still secret ‘Court of Enquiry’documents into the death of