3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 3-pyridyl methylphosphonate

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VP
3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 3-pyridyl methylphosphonate.svg
Names
IUPAC name
3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 3-pyridyl methylphosphonate
Other names
EA-1511[1]
Identifiers
Properties
C15H24NO3P
Molar mass 297.335 g·mol−1
Hazards
Main hazards Extremely toxic
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

VP (3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl 3-pyridyl methylphosphonate), also known as EA-1511, is an extremely toxic organophosphate nerve agent of the V-series.

Agent VP belongs to a class of organophosphates known as 3-pyridyl phosphonates. These agents are extremely potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.[2]

Synthesis[edit]

VP is synthesised using methylphosphonic dichloride, 3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexanol, triethylamine and 3-pyridol, using benzene as a solvent.[2]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Summary of major events and problems (PDF) (Report). U.S. Army Chemical Corps. October 1957 – via fas.org.
  2. ^ a b "3-Pyridyl phosphonates". Google Patents. 1956.