Military Periscope Logo

Phosgene (CG) pulmonary/choking agent


CG is a colorless vapor at normal temperatures. During periods of high humidity, phosgene may take on a whitish color due to partial hydrolysis. It has a slight odor of rotten fruit, new-mown hay, grass or green corn. It is used as a delayed-action, casualty agent. Phosgene gas is heavier than air, so it would be likely found in low-lying areas.

Phosgene is a member of a class of organic chemicals known as alkylating agents. These agents react with both DNA and with enzymes that...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC

Contract Number: LCFDL24D0002

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

©Military Periscope 2024

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.