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arsine

[ahr-seen, ahr-seen, -sin] /ɑrˈsin, ˈɑr sin, -sɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Also called arseniuretted hydrogen. a colorless, flammable, slightly water-soluble gas, AsH 3 , having a fetid, garliclike odor, used in chemical warfare.
2.
any derivative of this compound in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by organic groups.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; ars(enic) + -ine2
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  • Information on arsine, a potential agent for chemical terrorism.
  • arsine gas poisoning results in a considerably different syndrome from that caused by other forms of arsenic.
  • arsine is a colorless gas with a disagreeable garlic odor.
  • Marsh's test makes use of the formation and ready decomposition of arsine.
  • Toxic fumes of arsenic trioxide and arsine may be formed in fire situations.
  • Some dopant gases that are used include arsine, phosphine, and diborane.
British Dictionary definitions for arsine

arsine

/ˈɑːsiːn/
noun
1.
a colourless poisonous gas used in the manufacture of organic compounds, to dope transistors, and as a military poisonous gas. Formula: AsH3
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