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A poisonous liquid that is soluble in organic solvents, C5H11N2O2P, used as a nerve agent in chemical warfare.

[German, originally a code name.]


(Elements & Compounds) an organic compound used in chemical warfare as a lethal nerve gas. Formula: C2H5OP(O)(CN)N(CH3)2
[C20: from German, of uncertain origin]
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Noun1.tabun - the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
organophosphate nerve agent - any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds
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In Angeles City on the same day, three women were killed after a fire that struck a car spread to two houses in a residential subdivision in Barangay Tabun.
It was confirmed that 70,000 German tabun nerve agent shells seized following World War Two were held at the Llanberis quarry for a short time before they were moved to another facility near Caernarfon, and eventually dumped at sea.
The UN's World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, provided aid as well: It was recently caught helping the regime prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide, which is used to make the deadly nerve gas Tabun.
Classification of chemical weapons (15) Nerve Gases Blister Gases Pulmonary Blood Irritants Poisons Sarin (GB) Sulfur Mustard Phosgene (CG) Cyanogen (HD) Chloride Tabun (GA) Nitrogen Diphosgene (DP) Hydrogen Mustard Cyanide (HN-mustard gases) Soman (GD) Lewisite (L) Chlorine (CL) Methylphosphono- Phosgene oxime Chloropicrin thioic acid (VX) (CX) (PS) Nerve Gases Incapacitators Vomitive Agents Sarin (GB) Psychomimetics Adamsite (DM) (3- quinuclidinyl benzilate, LSD) Tabun (GA) Opioids and Diphenylcyanoarsine Benzodiazepines (DC) Soman (GD) Tear Gases Diphenylchloroarsine Chloroacetophenone (DA) (CN), orthochloroben- zylidenemalononitrile (CS), Methylphosphono- Dibenzo [B,F] [1,4] thioic acid (VX) Oxazepine) (CR)
Examples of organophosphates include insecticides (Malathion, parathion, diazinon, fenthion, dichlorvos, chlorpyrifos, ethion), nerve gases (Soman, sarin, tabun, VX), ophthalmic agents (Echothiophate, isoflurophate), and anthelmintics (Trichlorfon).
In 1946, 70,000 tabun nerve gas bombs captured from the Germans were brought to Glyn Rhonwy and stored temporarily, before being dumped in the Atlantic Ocean.
70) There is good evidence of such core and flake/blade technique developing between 500,000 and 280,000 years ago at Kathu Pan, south Africa; at the Kapthurin Formation, Kenya; and in Tabun and Qesem Caves, Israel.
Tabun added, "Ontario doesn t appear to have what s needed to protect smart meter related cyber security and privacy.
Nerve gas compounds like tabun, sarin, and soman are highly potent synthetic toxic agents of this group.
The attacks involved both mustard gas and the nerve gas tabun, which prompted him to take a major new initiative in his war planning.