yperite


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yperite

(ē'pă-rīt),
A chemical warfare agent that severely irritates the skin, eyes, and lungs.
[fr. Ypres, Flanders, where first used in warfare (1917)]
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Very soon after the first use of gas by the Germans at Ypres the chemical substance involved was identified by Grignard's group as dichloroethyl sulphide (yperite or mustard gas) and its method of preparation was deduced.
An examination by the Self-Defense Forces had earlier indicated that the shells were flammable and contained yperite, better known as mustard gas, and Lewisite.
An examination by the Self-Defense Forces had earlier indicated that the shells are flammable poison-gas bombs containing a yperite mixture, better known as mustard gas.
Of these, three were of yperite lethal poison gas and seven were of a nauseating poison gas, they said.
In 2005, it finished disposing of more than 1,143 tons of yperite, lewisite and their mixtures.