The description of the plant which filled shell with phosgene will indicate the scale upon which this operation was conducted.
phosgene was one of the deadliest gases employed in the war.
In addition to this we shipped 18,600 Livens drums loaded with phosgene.
Construction of the phosgene plant at Edgewood was begun on March 1, 1918.
Chromic acid converts it into phosgene (carbonyl chloride, COCl2).
This photo shows the Livens drums being filled with phosgene.
This relief was considerably interrupted by a further lavish use of phosgene by the Germans.
The gas used by the enemy is generally a mixture of chlorine and phosgene, both of which are strongly asphyxiating.
England received 900 tons of our chlorpicrin and 368 tons of American phosgene.
Whilst we are there, German gas shelling starts—a few rounds of phosgene—and helmets require to be adjusted.
phosgene phos·gene (fŏs'jēn', fŏz'-)
A colorless volatile liquid or gas used as a poison gas and in making dyes.
A colorless, volatile gas that has the odor of freshly mowed hay. When it reacts with water (as in the lungs during respiration), phosgene produces hydrochloric acid and carbon monoxide. It is used in making glass, dyes, resins, and plastics, and was used as a poisonous gas during World War I. Also called carbonyl chloride. Chemical formula: COCl2.