Agent Name

Diisopropyl methylphosphonate

CAS Number

1445-75-6

Formula

C7-H17-O3-P

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

DIMP; Diisopropyl methanephosphonate; Bis(1-methylethyl) methylphosphonate; Methylphosphonic acid bis(1-methylethyl)ester; Phosphonic acid, P-methyl-, bis(1-methylethyl) ester; Phosphonic acid, methyl-, diisopropyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chemical Weapons

Description

Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A byproduct from the manufacture of the nerve-agent Sarin (constitutes up to 20% of Sarin); [HSDB]

Comments

A cholinesterase inhibitor in animal studies; Minks fed up to 1136 mg/kg bw/day for 90 days had no clinical morbidity or deaths; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Sarin."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.28 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organophosphate

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