Ethyldichloroarsine

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Ethyldichloroarsine
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Names
IUPAC name
Ethylarsonous dichloride
Other names
ED
Dichloroethylarsane
Identifiers
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.009.019
Properties
C2H5AsCl2
Molar mass 174.8893 g/mol
Appearance Colorless, mobile liquid
Density 1.742 @ 14 deg C
Melting point -65°C
Boiling point -156°C (decomposes)
Soluble in alcohol, benzene, ether, and water
Hazards
Main hazards Highly toxic, irritant
Except where otherwise noted, 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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