from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Carbonyl chlorid (COCl2), a gas formed by the action of light on a mixture of carbonic oxid and chlorin. Below 8°C. it is a colorless fluid with a suffocating odor.
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At an ammunition dump near Xangongo consisting of weapons collected after the Angolan peace accords of 1991, the Germans said they found 18 phosgen grenades, designed to release a gas extremely harmful to the lungs.
The factory next door produces rocket fuel and uses phosgen (mustard gas).