diphosgene


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di·phos·gene

 (dī-fŏz′jēn′)
n.
A colorless liquid, C2Cl4O2, used in organic synthesis. Its vapor was used as a poison gas in World War I.
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diphosgene

(daɪˈfɒzdʒiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an oily liquid with an extremely poisonous vapour, made by treating methanol with phosgene and chlorinating the product: has been used in chemical warfare. Formula: ClCOOCCl3
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di•phos•gene

(daɪˈfɒs dʒin)

n.
a colorless liquid, C2Cl4O2, used during World War I as a poison gas.
[1920–25]
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Of 91,000 deaths attributed to gas, 85 per cent were due to inhalation of phosgene or a similar agent, diphosgene.
Classification of chemical weapons (15) Nerve Gases Blister Gases Pulmonary Blood Irritants Poisons Sarin (GB) Sulfur Mustard Phosgene (CG) Cyanogen (HD) Chloride Tabun (GA) Nitrogen Diphosgene (DP) Hydrogen Mustard Cyanide (HN-mustard gases) Soman (GD) Lewisite (L) Chlorine (CL) Methylphosphono- Phosgene oxime Chloropicrin thioic acid (VX) (CX) (PS) Nerve Gases Incapacitators Vomitive Agents Sarin (GB) Psychomimetics Adamsite (DM) (3- quinuclidinyl benzilate, LSD) Tabun (GA) Opioids and Diphenylcyanoarsine Benzodiazepines (DC) Soman (GD) Tear Gases Diphenylchloroarsine Chloroacetophenone (DA) (CN), orthochloroben- zylidenemalononitrile (CS), Methylphosphono- Dibenzo [B,F] [1,4] thioic acid (VX) Oxazepine) (CR)
Choking agents Chlorine Chloropicrin Phosgene Diphosgene