By D. Hank Ellison

With terrorist teams increasing their guns of destruction past bombs and bullets, chemical and organic struggle brokers usually are not in simple terms constrained to the battlefield anymore. every so often, they're now getting used on a brand new entrance: significant metropolitan towns. And within the instruction manual of Chemical and organic battle brokers, emergency reaction personnel-from HazMat and Police SWAT groups to Explosive Ordinance Disposal units-will discover a myriad of data on the right way to care for such incidents related to harmful chemical and organic agents.

The 504-page booklet is formatted right into a sequence of indices constructed to facilitate speedy entry to key info on chemical, organic and toxin brokers, with every one index cross-referenced to all others. The wealth of information not just contain the actual visual appeal, scent, symptoms of harmful fabrics corresponding to nerve brokers and vesicants, however the detection and elimination of such brokers and the remedy of sufferers.

Author D. Hank Ellison, a former U.S. Environmental security organisation emergency responder and officer within the Chemical Corps who presents chemical and organic counterterrorism education to HazMat, Police SWAT and Explosive Ordinance Disposal groups, additionally encompasses a litany of guidance from such assets because the US military, DOT and different enterprises.

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Universal natural SG: 1. four (77°F) CAS # 676-99-3 fabrics (e. g. , RVD: three. five NAERG # 154 twin Use: Synthesis of alcohols, antifreeze) Sol: Reacts a variety of “G” sequence to shape crude Nerve Fl. P: None CH3P(O)F2 Nerve brokers and as brokers. IP: — an element within the Binary Nerve Agent GB2. Agent Index # A241 Evacuation Distances combined with preliminary: seven-hundred ft Methylphosphinyl DW Day: 1. 2 miles Difluoride (A242) DW evening: five. five miles Agent Index # A246 TWA: — MW: 149. zero IDLH: — MP: — Methyl- universal advertisement BP: 309°F phosphonothioic Use: utilized in natural Evacuation Distances vice chairman: — Dichloride synthesis. None validated SG: 1. forty two CAS # 676-98-2 RVD: five. 1 NAERG # 154 twin Use: Synthesis of Sol: — numerous Nerve brokers. Fl. P: 169°F CH3P(S)Cl2 IP: eight. 6 eV © 2000 via CRC Press LLC PRECURSORS AND DUAL-THREAT chemical compounds (CONTINUED) actual identify Description publicity dangers houses Agent Index # A247 transparent, colorless to TWA: zero. 1 ppm MW: 153. three yellow, oily liquid or IDLH: — MP: 34°F strong with a stinky BP: 222°F and musty scent. vice chairman: forty mm Hg (81°F) Phosphorus universal advertisement Evacuation Distances SG: 1. sixty five Oxychloride Use: utilized in natural preliminary: two hundred ft RVD: five. three CAS # 10025-87-3 synthesis and DW Day: zero. 2 mile Sol: Reacts NAERG # 137 manufacture of DW evening: zero. 6 miles Fl. P: None pesticides, dye IP: eleven. five eV POCl3 intermediates, flame retardants, and prescribed drugs. twin Use: Synthesis of quite a few Nerve brokers. Agent Index # A248 White to light yellow TWA: 1 mg/m3 MW: 208. three crystalline strong with IDLH: 70 mg/m3 MP: 324°F a smelly, disagreeable BP: Sublimes scent. vice chairman: 1 mmHg (132°F) Phosphorus universal advertisement Precautions SG: three. 60 Pentachloride Use: utilized in the Reacts with water to RVD: 7. 2 CAS # 10026-13-8 manufacture of plas- produce hydrogen Sol: Reacts NAERG # 137 tics and insecticides. chloride. Fl. P: None IP: 10. 2 eV PCl5 twin Use: Synthesis of Evacuation Distances numerous Nerve brokers. None verified Agent Index # A249 Greenish-gray to TWA: 1 mg/m3 MW: 222. 3/444. 6 yellow crystalline IDLH: 250 mg/m3 MP: 550°F stable with an smell of BP: 957°F rotten eggs. vice president: 1 mmHg (572°F) Phosphorus universal advertisement Evacuation Distances SG: 2. 09 Pentasulphide Use: utilized in natural None validated RVD: 7. 7 CAS # 1314-80-3 synthesis, and as a Sol: Reacts NAERG # 139 lubricating oil addi- Fl. P: None tive, and the manu- IP: — P2S5/P4S10 facture of pyrotech- nics and insecticides. twin Use: Synthesis of a number of “V” sequence Nerve brokers. © 2000 via CRC Press LLC PRECURSORS AND DUAL-THREAT chemical substances (CONTINUED) actual identify Description publicity risks houses Agent Index # A250 transparent, colorless and TWA: — MW: 102. 2 odorless liquid. IDLH: — MP: 41°F Pinacolyl Alcohol BP: 246°F CAS # 464-07-3 universal advertisement Evacuation Distances vice chairman: — NAERG # 127 Use: utilized in natural None verified SG: zero. eighty one synthesis. RVD: three. five (CH3)3CCH(OH)- Sol: — CH3 twin Use: Synthesis of Fl.

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