phosgene definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless volatile fluid or gasoline, COCl2, utilized as a poison gas and in making glass, dyes, resins, and plastics.
    • Alternative form of carbonyl chloride.
    • A reactive compound (COCl2), also called carbonyl choride, used in synthesis of several substances. In the First Worlds War it absolutely was additionally made use of as a poisonous gas in combat.
    • a colorless poisonous gasoline that has the scent of new-mown hay; found in chemical warfare
  • adjective:
    • creating, or generated by, the action of light; -- made use of particularly to designate a gas also known as carbonyl chloride. See carbonyl.

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