A vomiting agent that has been used in military training and in riot control. [Roger Adams, Am. chemist]

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ad·ams·ite 'ad-əm-.zīt n a yellow crystalline arsenical C12H9AsClN used as a respiratory irritant in some forms of tear gas called also diphenylaminechlorarsine
Adams Roger (1889-1971)
American chemist. One of the foremost organic chemists of his day, Adams is remembered for determining the chemical composition of several natural substances. He analyzed chaulmoogra oil, the toxic cottonseed pigment gossypol, marijuana, and many alkaloids. He was the first American chemist to produce butacaine and procaine. He also worked in stereochemistry and with platinum catalysts and on the synthesis of medicinal compounds. He developed the poisonous gas adamsite for the U.S. Army during World War I, but the war ended before it could be used.

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ad·ams·ite (adґəmz-īt) phenarsazine chloride.

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  • adamsite — /ad euhm zuyt /, n. Chem., Mil. a yellow irritant smoke, containing a poisonous form of arsenic and used as a harassing agent. Also called phenarsazine chloride, diphenylaminechlorarsine. [1920 25; named after R. ADAMS; see ITE1] * * * ▪ gas… …   Universalium

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  • adamsite — noun An organic compound, diphenylaminechlorarsine, used as a riot control agent. Syn: DM …   Wiktionary

  • adamsite — ad·ams·ite …   English syllables

  • adamsite — /ˈædəmzaɪt/ (say aduhmzuyt) noun a yellow irritant smoke, containing a form of arsenic that is poisonous, used as a poison gas. Symbol: DM {named after Major Roger Adams, US soldier and chemist, 1889–1971, who invented it. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary