Sarin (alias of 1-Methylethyl --methylphosphonofluoridate)

CAS RN:107-44-8

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

Incompatibility with tin, magnesium, cadmium plated steel and some aluminum. Some reaction with copper, brass and lead.

Undergoes hydrolysis by acidic, neutral, and basic mechanisms, all of which give fluoride and isopropyl methylphosphonate as the initial products and forming Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) under acidic conditions and isopropyl alcohol and polymers under basic conditions.

Slightly corrosive to steel. Hydrolyzed by water. Rapidly hydrolyzed by dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide, or sodium carbonate forming relatively non-toxic products.

Reactivity: Most of the "G" series Nerve Agents decompose slowly in water. Raising the pH increases the rate of decomposition significantly. Reaction with dry bleach may produce toxic gases. /"G" Series Nerve Agents/

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