Agent Name

Methyldichloroarsine

CAS Number

593-89-5

Formula

C-H3-As-Cl2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Dichloromethylarsine; Methylarsine dichloride; Methylarsonous dichloride; Methyldichlorarsine; TL 294; Arsine, dichloromethyl-; Arsonous dichloride, methyl-; NA155; [ChemIDplus] UN1556

Category

Chemical Weapons

Description

Ccolorless liquid with an agreeable odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a military poison; [NJ-HSFS]

Comments

Contact with material causes severe burns; Highly toxic by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption; [CAMEO] High dose exposure may cause abdominal pain, convulsions, and death; [NJ-HSFS]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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