chloropicrin definition

  • noun:
    • An oily colorless liquid, CCl3NO2, that creates skin, lung, and mucous membrane layer irritation and is used in tear gas plus dyestuffs, disinfectants, pesticides, and earth fumigants. Also known as nitrochloroform.
    • The chlorinated derivative of nitromethane CCl3NO2 that is used as a pesticide and tear-gas
    • A pungent colorless fluid (CNO2Cl3), the vapor which attacks the eyes powerfully.
    • much colorless insoluble fluid chemical that creates rips and nausea; made use of as a pesticide and also as tear gas

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