Wednesday, July 25, 2012

molecule of the day: diisopropyl fluorophosphate

The molecule of the day is diisopropyl fluorophosphate:


 Like other organophosphates (the most famous being sarin), it inhibits cholinesterases, but also lipases.  (And if the authors appreciated how dangerous this chemical they were working with was, they don't mention it in the methods.)

No comments: