What is another word for Dichloroethyl Sulfide?
7 synonyms found
[ dˈɪklˌɔːɹə͡ʊˌiːθa͡ɪl sˈʌlfa͡ɪd], [ dˈɪklˌɔːɹəʊˌiːθaɪl sˈʌlfaɪd], [ d_ˈɪ_k_l_ˌɔː_ɹ_əʊ_ˌiː_θ_aɪ_l s_ˈʌ_l_f_aɪ_d]
Dichloroethyl sulfide is a toxic chemical warfare agent that is commonly known as mustard gas. There are several synonyms for this chemical compound, including bis(2-chloroethyl) sulfide, mustard compound, and sulfur mustard. Mustard gas is a potent blistering agent that has been used in warfare since World War I. It causes severe skin burns, respiratory damage, and can lead to death in high doses. The use of mustard gas is prohibited by international law, but it remains a threat as a chemical weapon. The development of effective treatments and protective measures against it is therefore crucial.