New paper from the Australian Defense Lab DSTG describing the analysis of three different stock of the nerve agent VX by NMR, LC-HRMS/MS, GC-MS(EI and GC-MS(CI) and identification of impurities that serve as chemical attribution signatures (CAS). The CAS profile contained 44 compounds of which 37 were identified. Several of these compounds could be traced back to the precursor chemicals used for synthesis.
New paper from the University of Konstanz in Germany on the role of NAD+ in Sulfur Mustard Toxicity. As the molecular mechanisms of sulfur mustard toxicity are still not fully understood the paper reviews the role of Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) in its oxidized form (NAD+) showing the current state of research.
New paper from the Indian OPCW designated laboratory VERTOX. Straight forward analytical work but interesting because they show how to specifically generate partially hydrolyzed nitrogen mustards.