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A somber anniversary: 100 years of chemical weapons (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 -- Wednesday, April 22 large-scale use of chemical weapons in warfare. Some of the best minds in chemistry at that time, including a Nobel Prize winner, used their knowledge of science to build humanity's new weapons of mass destruction. Reactions presents this sobering look at the chemistry behind the modern world's first chemical weapons. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/e8W3dOURya0.

Check out all of C&EN's great coverage of the 100th anniversary of chemical weapons at http://chemicalweapons.cenmag.org.

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