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Syrian chemical attack – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 6th, 2017.

A suspected gas attack in Syria early yesterday morning killed at least 70 people and injured close to 500. It is unclear which chemical was used in the attack or whether it is the same chemical, Sarin, that was used in the last major gas attack in Syria in 2013. The Australian Science Media Centre […]

Chemical warfare nothing new – Allan Blackman

John Kerr posted in on September 16th, 2013.

Associate Professor Allan Blackman, from the University of Otago Chemistry Department, writes about the history of chemical warfare in his regular Otago Daily Times column, ‘Chemistry Matters‘. An excerpt (read in full here): Long history of chemical use in warfare It’s an opportune time to revisit the subject of chemical weapons, something avid readers will […]

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