Sunday, November 19, 2006

P2S5: Oh boy, poisons!

Phosphorus pentasulfide. "The most significant commercial use of phosphorus pentasulfide is in the manufacture of zinc dialkyldithiophosphates additives for high performance lubricants".

The North Korean NASCAR team probably uses zinc dialkyldithiophosphates in their motorized bikes. Or maybe...

"Phosphorus pentasulfide can be used to introduce a phosphorus bonded to a sulfur into an organic compound, such as V-type nerve agents including VX.

"Phosphorus pentasulfide is irritating to the skin, throat, eyes and lungs and can cause pulmonary edema. It is reactive with water forming hydrogen sulfide, which is actually more toxic than hydrogen cyanide"

So it's probably not in any North Korean engines.

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