adamsite


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adamsite

(ˈædəmˌzaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow poisonous crystalline solid that readily sublimes; diphenylaminechlorarsine. It is used in chemical warfare as a vomiting agent. Formula: C6H4AsClNHC6H4; relative density: 1.65; melting pt: 195°C; boiling pt: 410°C. Also called: phenarsazine chloride
[C20: named after Roger Adams (1899–1971), American chemist]
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