from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless volatile liquid or gas, COCl2, used as a poison gas and in making glass, dyes, resins, and plastics.
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- n. Alternative form of carbonyl chloride.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing, or produced by, the action of light; -- used specifically to designate a gas also called carbonyl chloride. See carbonyl.
- n. A reactive chemical substance (COCl2), also called carbonyl choride, used in synthesis of numerous substances. In the First Worlds War it was also used as a poisonous gas in combat.
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- n. a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare
For example, a chemical known as phosgene, used as a nerve gas during World War I, has long been used to make bisphenol A, the chemical building block of polycarbonate plastics.
This was a nerve gas known as phosgene and it is lethal.
And it seems that the high likelihood is that the two things are, indeed, a canister -- a small thing about the size of a soda can of phosgene, which is a chemical warfare agent.
And it seems that the high likelihood is that the two things are, indeed, a canister, a small thing about the size of a soda can of phosgene, which is a chemical warfare agent.
A poison gas called phosgene was taken from Iraq 11 years ago.
But one of the things -- it ` s very, very -- you ` ve got to be very, very careful because it can turn into some other -- other, as I call it ethyl-methyl bad stuff, you know, such as phosgene, if it ` s allowed to sit in the sunlight for too long, if it ` s not cool.
Choking agents, such as phosgene and diphosgene, block respiration by damaging the breathing mechanism, which can be fatal.
-- On the other hand, there are the relatively volatile substances, such as phosgene, which can be used immediately before an attack.
No really harmful persistent compound appeared before the advent of mustard gas, and the dangerous non-persistent types, such as phosgene, could not have been used with great success, owing to the fact that very considerable quantities would have been required to produce any serious effect.
The familiar Green Cross represented the slightly persistent, volatile, lethal compounds, such as phosgene and diphosgene.