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An oily liquid, (CH3)2AsAs(CH3)2. It has a characteristic odour of garlick and is poisonous. Cacadyl was one of the first organometallic compounds to be synthesized (by heating arsenic with potassium acetate). The group (CH3)2As– is the cacodyl group.

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