TABLE 2

Chemical Weapons of Concern

Agent ClassificationBuilt WeaponWeapon of Opportunity
Nerve agentsTabunPesticides
SarinNicotine
SomanOrganophosphates
VX gasCarbamates
VesicantsLewisite
Mustard gas
Nitrogen mustard
Irritants/corrosivesAmmonia
Bromine
Chlorine
Choking agentsPhosgenePerfluoroisobutylene (Teflon) and other chemical polymers
Nitrogen oxidesSmoke, products of combustion
Cyanogens (“blood agents”)Hydrogen cyanideIndustrial cyanide
Sodium azide
Carbon monoxide
Incapacitators3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ)Anticholinergics
Cannabinoids
Barbiturates
Fentanyl derivatives
LacrimatorsChloroacetophenone (CN)Capsaicin
Chlorobenzylidene (CS)