allyl chloride

noun

: 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)

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allyl chloride was in 1863

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“Allyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allyl%20chloride. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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