Potential Chemical Warfare Agents
AbstraktA 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.