Chemical Weapons Table

Persistence at 21-32°C* Persistence at 4-16°C* State at 20°C Action Odor
Phosgene

Code: CG
Type: Choking

0.5 1 Colorless Gas Rapid Green corn or new mown hay Remarks: May be known as collongite
Diphosgene

Code: DP
Type: Choking

.5-3 1-4 Colorless liquid Rapid Green corn or new mown hay Remarks: May be known as superpalite
Tabun

Code: GA
Type: Nerve

24-48 48-96 Colorless to brown liquid Very rapid Fruity to none
Sarin

Code: GB
Type: Nerve

.5-24 24-36 Near odorless Immediate Very rapid
Soman

Code: GD
Type: Nerve

24-48 48-96 Colorless Gas Very rapid Camphor to fruity
Vx

Code: VX
Type: Nerve

240-720 720-2160 Colorless liquid Rapid Odorless
Hydrogen Cyanide

Code: AC
Type: Blood

.25-.5 .5-1 Colorless gas or liquid Very rapid Bitter almonds Remarks: Degrades filters
Cyanogen Chloride

Code: CK
Type: Blood

.25-.5 .5-1 Colorless gas Rapid Weakly like bitter almonds Remarks: Degrades filters
Arsine

Code: SA
Type: Blood

.08-.25 .25-.5 Colorless gas Delayed Mild Garlic
Distilled Mustard

Code: HD
Type: Blister

24-48 48-96 Colorless to pale yellow liquid Delayed Garlic Remarks: Less concentrated mix may be known as “hs” or yperite
Nitrogen Mustard

Code: HN-1
Type: Blister

24-48 48-96 Dark liquid Delayed Fishy or musty
Nitrogen Mustard

Code: HN-2
Type: Blister

24-48 48-72 Dark liquid Delayed Soapy to fruity
Nitrogen Mustard

Code: HN-3
Type: Blister

48-72 96-144 Dark liquid Delayed Near odorless
Phosgene Oxime

Code: CX
Type: Blister

2-4 3-6 Colorless solid or liquid Immediate Sharp and penetrating
Lewisite

Code: L
Type: Blister

18-36 48-72 Dark brown or yellow oil/liquid Rapid May resemble geraniums
Mustard Lewisite

Code: HL
Type: Blister

24-36 48-72 Dark brown or yellow oil/liquid Delayed Garlic
Ethyldichloroarsine

Code: ED
Type: Blister

1-2 2-3 Colorless liquid Immediate Fruity and biting Remarks: Very water soluble; becomes very non-persistent in rain, etc.
Methyldichloro- arsine

Code: MD
Type: Blister

2-4 4-8 Colorless liquid Rapid Odorless
Diphenyl-dichloroarsine

Code: DA
Type: Vomiting

1-2 2-4 White to brown solid Very rapid Odorless Remarks: Always spread as an aerosol
Adamsite

Code: DM
Type: Vomiting

1-2 2-4 Yellow to green solid Very rapid Odorless
Diphenylcyano- arsine

Code: DC
Type: Vomiting

1-2 2-4 White to pale solid Very rapid Bitter almond-garlic mix Remarks: Often used in conjunction with gb; may be known as sternite
Chloroaceto- phenome

Code: CN
Type: Riot

1-2 2-3 Solid Instant Apple blossoms
Chloroaceto-phenome in chloroform

Code: CNC
Type: Riot

1-2 2-3 Liquid Instant Chloroform Remarks: Always spread as an aerosol
Chloroaceto-phenome and chloropicrin in chloroform

Code: CNS
Type: Riot

1-2 2-3 Liquid Instant Flypaper Remarks: Always spread as an aerosol
Chloroaceto-phenome in benzene and carbon tetrachloride

Code: CNB
Type: Riot

1-2 2-3 Liquid Instant Benzene
Bromobenzyl- cyanide

Code: CA
Type: Riot

24-48 48-96 Liquid Instant Soured fruit Remarks: May be known as camite
O-chloro- benzylmalononitrile

Code: CS
Type: Riot

168-336 168-336 Colorless to white solid Instant Pepper
BZ

Code: BZ
Type: Incapacitating

240-480 720-1440 Dust Delayed Remarks: No longer in active service; effects wildly unpredictable