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Phosgene Oxime (CX) blister agent


Phosgene oxime (CX) (chemical name dichloroformoxime) is an example of the class of chemical agents called urticants (or nettle gases). These agents are primarily irritants to skin and mucous membranes, but differ from mustard by producing an immediate sensation of pain. Phosgene oxime has a disagreeable, penetrating odor. It may appear as a liquid or as a colorless, low-melting point (crystalline) solid, readily soluble in water. It is a a powerful irritant and especially...

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