Understanding - and eradicating - chemical weapons

Posted 31st Oct 2018

We are proud that our molecular models are playing a small part in some very important work at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Netherlands. Staff at the OPCW recently explained to us how they are using Cochranes of Oxford molecular models.

The OPCW uses these models for science communication with diplomats from the OPCW member states. They say they find them to be useful tools for helping to explain the scientific basis of the advice and recommendations their Scientific Advisory Board gives to the policymakers of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Pictured are our Orbit models in action, being used by recent delegates to understand the molecular structures of the various chemical agents the OPCW seeks to monitor and eradicate.

The ultimate aim of the OPCW is to achieve a world permanently free of chemical weapons and to contribute to international security and stability. Recently the organisation has been investigating the use of chemical agents in Syria, Libya and Salisbury, UK.

For more information on the work of the OPCW, please see their recent publications here and here:

Picture credit: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The OPCW is using our Orbit system