Syria’s declared precursor chemicals

Nitrogen mustard
Triethylamine 30 tonnes
Monoisopropylamine 40 tonnes
Mustard agents (general)
2-chloroethanol 5 tonnes
V-agents
Di-isopropyl aminoethanol 5 tonnes
Sodium-o-ethyl methyl phosphonothionate 130 tonnes
N (2-chloroethyl)-N-isopropyl propan 2 amine (salt) 40 tonnes
N (2-chloroethyl)-N-isopropyl propan 2 amine (solution 23-64%) 90 tonnes
N (2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl propan 2 amine (solution 23-64%) 25 tonnes
Sarin
Propan-2-ol (= Isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol) 120 tonnes
Hydrogen fluoride (used in the production of DF, a sarin precursor) 60 tonnes
Hexamine 80 tonnes
Nerve agents (general)
Trimethyl phosphite 60 tonnes
Dimethyl phosphite 5 tonnes
Phosphorus pentasulfide 10 tonnes
Phosphorus trichloride 30 tonnes
Phosphorus oxychloride 15 tonnes
Other chemicals
Butan-1-ol (alcohol) 5 tonnes
Methanol (alcohol) 3 tonnes
Hydrogen chloride (common chemical, but also early WW1 warfare agent) 45 tonnes
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Jean Pascal Zanders (Belgium) has worked on questions of chemical and biological weapon (CBW) armament and disarmament since 1986. He was CBW Project Leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Director of the BioWeapons Prevention Project and Senior Research Fellow responsible for disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation questions at the European Union Institute for Security Studies. He now owns and runs The Trench.

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