ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Diisopropyl Methylphosphonate (DIMP)
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Diisopropyl Methylphosphonate (DIMP)

CAS ID #: 1445-75-6

Affected Organ Systems: Hematological (Blood Forming)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: None

Summary: Diisopropyl methylphosphonate is a chemical by-product resulting from the manufacture of Sarin (GB), a nerve gas that was produced by the Army in the 1950s. A chemical by-product is a chemical that is formed while making another substance. Sarin was produced and stored only in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal outside of Denver, Colorado. Production of Sarin in the United States was discontinued in 1957. Diisopropyl methylphosphonate is not known to occur naturally in the environment. It is not likely to be produced in the United States in the future because of the signing of a chemical treaty that bans the use, production, and stockpiling of poison gases. Diisopropyl methylphosphonate is a colorless liquid. Other names for it are DIMP, diisopropyl methane-phosphonate, phosphonic acid, and methyl-bis-(1-methylethyl)ester.

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