O-Ethyl methylphosphonothioic acid
|O-Ethyl methylphosphonothioic acid|
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|Molar mass||140.14 g mol−1|
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O-Ethyl methylphosphonothioic acid (EMPTA) is an organophosphate compound. A dual-use chemical, it has constructive uses in the synthesis of pesticides and pharmaceuticals, and it is also a precursor in the synthesis of nerve agents such as Agent VM and Agent VX. The detection of EMPTA is cited as a major influence in the United States' 1998 decision to destroy the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan.
- Claudine McCarthy (2005). "EMPTA (O-Ethyl methylphosphonothioic acid)" (Google Books excerpt). In Eric Croddy, James J. Wirtz. Weapons of mass destruction: an encyclopedia of worldwide policy, technology, and history. pp. 123–124. ISBN 1-85109-490-3.
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