Talk:Soman

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This article has apparently been tagged for cleanup, but no suggestions have been posted. Anyone? Personal message Dranzini for ideas

  • Heya, Dranzini. I would love if you helped out with soman. I've been meaning to get to it for months, but have just been overwhelemed with other things. If you like, you can take a look at sarin and sulfur mustard. The former is a similar compound and a quite a bit cleaner, and the latter has the newest version of the chemical infobox. Second, if you need to sign your name, just type four tilde's (~~~) and your sig will automagically be substituted. Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 01:55, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Use of international units[edit]

A scientific enzyclopedia should stick to internationally agreed upon measurrement units; that means, if we're correct, we should _only_ be using SI units. For temperature this is Kelvin (K). The use of °C may be acceptable, since most folks are not famuiliar with Kelvin. °F, however, is a different story; Outside the U.S., hardly anyone uses this anymore. So I would strongly vote in favor not to use this obsolete domansion anymore. BTW, the U.S. itself banned these non-metric units already more than 120 years ago (if memory serves me well).

As for the second boiling point I put in, this is taken from sources to be taken seriously. I know that U.S.-sources name 471 K/ 198°C, but several Europoean sources name 40 K / 167°C. One open source for this is "Lehrbuch der Militaerchemie" by COL(ret). Prof. Dr.Siegfried FRANKE, 2nd Ed., Militaerverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (VEB), Berlin, 1977.

I am open to proposals for how to introduce this second, reliable data into the table. For the time being, I will change the table while just removing the "°F". I hope, everybody agrees. If not, comments are apreciated, Lost Boy 10:53, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Mechanism of Action[edit]

The last paragraph describes the decrease in ACh half-life by AChE, which impedes neurotransmission. It should be made clear that by inhibiting AChE, soman actually increases ACh in the synapse, increasing nerve activity. 97.78.192.153 (talk) 00:00, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

That mechanism[edit]

I don't know how to edit figures on Wikipedia, but that mechanism is horrendous. Could someone please fix it, or just remove it altogether? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielbolt26 (talkcontribs) 20:27, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Toxins[edit]

They (Soman and Sarin) aren't "toxins". (In section "Structure and reactivity") See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxin Choshek (talk) 15:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)