allyl chloride


Definition of allyl chloride

: a volatile pungent toxic flammable liquid CH2=CHCH2Cl made by high-temperature chlorination of propylene and used chiefly in making glycerol and allyl derivatives (as allyl alcohol and allyl resins)

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First Known Use of allyl chloride

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Allyl chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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