Developed in the Porton Down Chemical Weapons Research
Centre, Wiltshire, England in 1952. Britain traded this deadly VX technology with America for information on thermonuclear weapons.
With its high viscosity and low volatility, it is normally in its liquid state
despite its name, and has the texture and feel of
high-grade motor oil. This makes it especially dangerous, as it has a high
persistence in the environment. It is odourless, tasteless and is an
excellent adhesive, which can be
distributed as a liquid or, through evaporation, into small amounts of vapour.
Click on the picture above
with the 3D model of the
VX Gas structure
Name: O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothioate