Wednesday, April 22, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons in warfare. Some of the best minds in chemistry at that time, including Nobel Prize winner Fritz Haber, used their knowledge of science to build humanity’s new weapons of mass destruction. Reactions presents this sobering look at the chemistry behind the modern world’s first chemical weapons.
Also check out all of C&EN’s great coverage of the 100th anniversary of chemical weapons at http://chemicalweapons.cenmag.org.
Credit: The American Chemical Society.
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