Phosgene (a.k.a. COCl2) is a colorless, chemically reactive and highly toxic gas. This organic compound was first prepared by J. Davy back in 1812, from the photochemical reaction of carbon monoxide and chlorine, and was largely used as a warfare agent in World War I. Phosgene is commercially produced by the reaction of carbon monoxide with chlorine over activated carbon, and used in the preparation of several chemical intermediates – mainly isocyanates. While Phosgene is a highly toxic gas, considerable efforts have been devoted to handling it safely. Also, researches have been conducted to develop phosgene-free processes for isocyanate production, in order to avoid safety problems associated with phosgene.
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