• Lewisite - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisite Lewisite (L) is an organoarsenic compound.It was once manufactured in the U.S., Japan, Germany and the Soviet Union for use as a chemical weapon, acting as a vesicant (blister agent) and lung irritant. Although colorless and odorless, impure samples of lewisite are a yellow, brown, violet-black, green, or amber oily liquid with a distinctive odor that has been described as similar to geraniums.
  • CDC | Facts About Lewisite

    emergency.cdc.gov/agent/lewisite/basics/facts.asp What lewisite is. Lewisite is a type of chemical warfare agent. This kind of agent is called a vesicant or blistering agent, because it causes blistering of the skin and mucous membranes on contact.
  • LEWISITE (L) : Blister Agent - CDC

    www.cdc.gov/niosh/ershdb/emergencyresponsecard_29750006.html APPEARANCE: Oily liquid with a range of colors from colorless to violet-black, green, amber, or dark brown.; DESCRIPTION: Lewisite is an extremely toxic, arsenic-containing blister agent (vesicant) that affects the lungs and causes whole-body (systemic) effects.It has an odor of geraniums. It was developed as a potential chemical warfare agent (military designation, L), but has not been used ...
  • Weaponry: Lewisite -- America's World War I Chemical Weapon

    www.historynet.com/weaponry-lewisite-americas-world-war-i-chemical-weapon... This article was written by Joel A. Vilensky and Pandy R. Sinish and originally published in the Spring 2005 edition of MHQ.Joel A. Vilensky and Pandy R. Sinish are the authors of Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction.For more great articles, subscribe to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History today!
  • Lewisite | C2H2AsCl3 - PubChem

    pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/lewisite Lewisite | C2H2AsCl3 | CID 5372798 - structure, chemical names, physical and chemical properties, classification, patents, literature, biological activities, safety ...
  • CDC Lewisite | Emergency Preparedness & Response

    www.emergency.cdc.gov/agent/lewisite Information on lewisite, a potential agent for chemical terrorism. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Lewisite | chemical compound | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/lewisite Lewisite, in chemical warfare, poison blister gas developed by the United States for use during World War I. Chemically, the substance is dichloro(2-chlorovinyl)arsine, a liquid whose vapour is highly toxic when inhaled or when in direct contact with the skin. It blisters the skin and irritates
  • Lewisite | Definition of Lewisite by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lewisite Lewisite definition is - a colorless or brown vesicant liquid C2H2AsCl3 developed as a poison gas for war use.
  • Lewisite | definition of lewisite by Medical dictionary

    medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/lewisite It has been shown to be effective against the G and V families of nerve agents, which include Sarin (used in the Tokyo subway terrorist attack) and VX, and the H and L families of vesicants (blister agents), which include Mustard and Lewisite.Developed by the Defense Research Establishment of the Canadian Department of National Defense, the product patent is held by the Canadian government ...
  • 5 Chemistry of Sulfur Mustard and Lewisite | Veterans at ...

    www.nap.edu/read/2058/chapter/7 This chapter reviews the important chemical reactions of sulfur mustard and Lewisite. It is included for those readers interested in these chemical reactions and their concomitant biological effects. Thus, the chapter may be of interest only to those readers with a background in chemistry. To ensure ...