Soman Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Soman Properties


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Soman is an extremely toxic chemical substance. It is a nerve agent, interfering with normal functioning of the mammalian nervous system by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme. It is an inhibitor of both acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase. It is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations according to UN Resolution 687. Its production is strictly controlled, and stockpiling is outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 where it is classified as a Schedule 1 substance.It is a volatile, corrosive, and colorless liquid with a faint odor when pure. More commonly, it is a yellow to brown color and has a strong odor described as similar to camphor.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 198 °C
CAS Number 96-64-0
Density 1.02 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 3,3-Dimethyl-2-Butanyl Methylphosphonofluoridate
InChI 1S/C7H16FO2P/c1-6(7(2,3)4)10-11(5,8)9/h6H,1-5H3
Melting Point -42 °C
Molar Mass 182.17 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H16FO2P
NFPA 704 H-4,F-1,R-1,C-NA
Synonyms GD;Phosphonofluoridic Acid, Methyl-, 1, 2, 2-Trimethylpropyl Ester;Pinacolyl Methylphosphonofluoridate;1,2,2-Trimethylpropyl Methylphosphonofluoridate;Methylpinacolyloxyfluorophosphine Oxide;Pinacolyloxymethylphosphonyl Fluoride;Pinacolyl Methanefluorophosphonate;Methylfluoropinacolylphosphonate;Fluoromethylpinacolyloxyphosphine Oxide;Methylpinacolyloxyphosphonyl Fluoride;Pinacolyl Methylfluorophosphonate;1,2,2-Trimethylpropoxyfluoromethylphosphine Oxide uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X