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Affected Organ Systems: None
Cancer Effects: None
Chemical Classification: Warfare and Terrorism Agents (used in acts of war or terror)
Summary: Phosgene oxime is a manufactured chemical that was developed as a potential chemical warfare agent, but its use on the battlefield has never been documented. It has a disagreeable penetrating odor. Pure phosgene oxime is a colorless, crystalline solid; the munitions grade compound is a yellowish-brown liquid. Both the liquid and the solid can give off vapors at ambient temperatures.
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- Page last updated: March 3, 2011
- Content source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry