April 22, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons in modern 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. This week, we take a sobering look at the chemistry behind the modern world’s first chemical weapons.
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Producer: Sean Parsons
Writer: Sam Kean
Scientific Consultants: Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D., Sarah Everts, Ph.D.
Lead Writer/Producer: Noel Waghorn
Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski
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