Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective

@article{Chai2018NovichokAA,
  title={Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective},
  author={P. Chai and B. Hayes and T. Erickson and E. Boyer},
  journal={Toxicology communications},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={45 - 48}
}
  • P. Chai, B. Hayes, +1 author E. Boyer
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Toxicology communications
  • Abstract The Novichok, or “newcomer” class of nerve agents are lesser characterized, weaponized organophosphate agents. The use of known Novichok agents in warfare is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. Novichok agents are considered more potent than VX gas and can be applied in unitary and binary forms. Like other nerve agents, Novichok agents irreversibly bind acetylcholinesterase and produce a cholinergic toxidrome. Uniquely, these agents are thought to also target neurons… CONTINUE READING

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