Chemical roulette and the Navalny case

On pages 58-62 of the October 2020 issue of CBRNeWorld you will find an article from me on the existing analytical methods that allowed to identify a nerve agent from the so-called Novichok-group as the cause for Alexei Navalny’s poisoning. The article also touches upon the question why so many people have survived exposure to such high toxic nerve agents and that a further amendment of the schedules of chemicals in the Chemical Weapons Convention is vital.