Clayton gas


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Clayton gas

An older term for sulphur dioxide, which was used in the 19th century as a fumigant on ships to kill rats and other vermin.
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Clayton gas

(klāt′ŏn)
[T.P. Clayton, 19th-cent. U.K. chemist]
Sulfur dioxide (SO2); used to fumigate ships.
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