Author: Kaeden Springer
Chemicals can be good or bad, like poisons and gases. However, out of all the bad ones, what are very dangerous chemical to humans, or even more so, what is the most dangerous? Well, I have an answer for you! And now, I present to you, the most dangerous chemical to humans!
This is Batrachotoxin, also known as BTX. What is this chemical? Batrachotoxin is a poison that is an extremely potent cardiotoxic and neurotoxic steroidal alkaloid. It affects your heart and your brain and is found in specific species of birds, beetles and frogs. Batrachotoxin is the Greek word βάτραχος, or bátrachos, meaning frog. Many other chemicals can be found in Batrachotoxin. If you want to know how to make it or what its chemical formula is, or how toxic it is, I have the answer for you, along with some other facts. The formula for making it is C31H42N2O6 , and it is highly toxic...very toxic. Chemicals also have an ID or, specifically, a ChemSpider ID, and its ID is 10310314. There are also other names you could call it other than Batrachotoxin and BTX. Here are some other names: 3α,9α-epoxy-14β,18-(2′-Oxyethyl-N-Methylamino)-5β-Pregna-7 and 4-Dimethylpyrrole-3-Carboxylate.
Are there symptoms of BTX? Yes, there are. The symptoms include irreversible muscle paralysis caused by the block of the action potential in nerves and muscles. That is the only symptom we know of so far. How fast does it kill? If you find the right frog and you touch its skin, you are in trouble. The frog's skin glands contain Batrachotoxin, which is an alkaloid toxin, and if it enters your bloodstream, you will die in about 10 minutes.
Below is what a Batrachotoxin molecule looks like.