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When was mustard gas first used in war?
Mustard gas was first used during World War I during the battle of Flanders, near Ypres, Belgium, in July 1917 (the French name for mustard gas is Yperite). It was then used in 1918 and again in Ethiopia in 1936.
What is sulphur mustard gas?
Sulfur mustard gas is a potent chemical agent that people infamously used in World War I because of its devastating effect. Upwards of 120,000 people died from the effects of mustard gas during the first World War, leading the international community to ban the use of mustard gas in the Geneva Protocol.
How was mustard gas synthesised?
Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulphide is synthesised by treating sulphur dichloride with ethylene. Although not used as a weapon until much later, mustard gas was likely synthesised as early as 1822, but it wasn’t until 1860 when its dangerous properties were documented. The Germans first used it as a weapon in 1917 but the Allies were quick to catch on.
Is mustard gas a chemical warfare agent?
Mustard gas, or bis(尾-chloroethyl) sulfide, (ClCH 2 CH 2) 2 S, is a potent chemical warfare agent, whereas other sulfur compounds such as sulfanilamide (a sulfa drug), penicillin, and cephalosporin are valued antibiotics. Synthetic organosulfur compounds include polysulfones, inert polymers used in.