Ethyldichloroarsine

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Ethyldichloroarsine
Ethyldichloroarsine 3D.png EtAsCl2.png
Identifiers
CAS number 598-14-1 YesY
Properties
Molecular formula C2H5AsCl2
Molar mass 174.8893 g/mol
Boiling point 75.6°C 168°F
Hazards
Main hazards Highly toxic, irritant
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Ethyldichloroarsine, sometimes abbreviated "ED", is an organoarsenic compound with the formula CH3CH2AsCl2. This colourless volatile liquid is a highly toxic obsolete vesicant or blister agent that was used during World War I in chemical warfare.[1] The molecule is pyramidal with the Cl-As-Cl and C-As-Cl angles approaching 90° (see image). Its toxic action is similar to lewisite.[citation needed]

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