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Synonyms for cacodyl

a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl groups

the univalent group derived from arsine

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Norris, who was in charge of offense chemical research and war gas investigating for the United States Government during the war and is now a consultant for the Edgwood Arsenal, holds that the Allies were also familiar with the cacodyl group and found it unsatisfactory.
More modern attempts are rather better documented: for example, the Playfair proposal to utilize 'cyanide of cacodyl' during the Crimean War, various schemes put forward during the American Civil War, threats to utilize 'grand chemical agents of wholesale destruction' during the 1870-71 investment of Paris, and the Japanese use of burning material 'soaked in arsenic' at the siege of Port Arthur.