List of gases used in World War I

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    List of gases used in World War I

    Post by voltigeur on Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:01 pm

    benzyl bromide
    German, tearing, first used 1915

    bromacetone
    Both sides, tearing/fatal in concentration, first used 1916

    carbonyl chloride (phosgene)
    both sides, asphyxiant, fatal with delayed action, first used 1915

    chlorine
    both sides, asphyxiant, fatal in concentration, first used in 1915, cylinder release only

    chloromethyl chloroformate
    both sides, tearing, first used in 1915, artillery shell

    chloropircin
    both sides, tearing, first used in 1916, artillery shell (green cross I)

    cyanogen (cyanide) compounds
    allies/Austria, asphyxiant, fatal in concentration, first used in 1916, artillery shell

    dichlormethylether
    German, tearing, first used 1918, artillery shell

    dibrommethylethylketone
    German, tearing, fatal in concentration, first used in 1916

    dichloroethylsulphide (mustard gas)
    both sides, blistering, artillery shell (yellow cross)

    diphenylchloroarsine
    German, asphyxiant, fatal in concentration, (dust - could not be filtered), first used in 1917, artillery shell (blue cross)

    diphenylcyonoarsine
    German, more powerful replacement for blue cross, first used in 1918

    ethyldichloroarsine
    German, less powerful replacement for blue cross, first used in 1918, artillery shell (yellow cross I, green cross III)

    ethyl iodoacetate
    British, tearing, first used in 1916

    monobrommethylethylketone
    German, more powerful replacement for bromacetone, first used 1916

    trichloromethylchloroformate (diphosgene)
    both sides, asphyxiant, fatal with delayed action, first used 1916

    xylyl bromide
    German, tearing, first used 1915

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