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Methylphosphonyl difluoride (DF), also called methyl difluorophosphite, methylphosphonic difluoride, and difluoromethylphosphine oxide, is a chemical weapon precursor. It is a Schedule 1 substance in the sense of the Chemical Weapons Convention. It is used for production of sarin and soman. Its chemical formula is CH3POF2.
Additional recommended knowledge
Methylphosphonyl difluoride can be used as a component of binary chemical weapons; an example is the M687 artillery shell, where it is used together with a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and isopropyl amine, producing sarin.
Categories: Organophosphorus | Fluorine compounds | Chemical weapons
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