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Cacodyl oxide is a chemical compound of the formula [(CH3)2As]2O. This organoarsenic compound is primarily of historical significance as it is sometimes considered to be the first organometallic compound synthesized in relatively pure form.
"Cadet's fuming liquid", which is composed of cacodyl and cacodyl oxide, was originally synthesized by heating sodium acetate with arsenic trioxide. It has a disagreeable odor and is toxic. It has been used as a denaturing and warning agent.
- Elschenbroich, C. (2006). Organometallics. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. ISBN 9783527293902.
- Seyferth, D. (2001). "Cadet's Fuming Arsenical Liquid and the Cacodyl Compounds of Bunsen" (pdf). Organometallics 20 (8): 1488–1498. doi:10.1021/om0101947.
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