benzyl chloride

noun

Definition of benzyl chloride

: a colorless pungent lacrimatory liquid compound C6H5CH2Cl made usually by treating boiling toluene with chlorine and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of pharmaceuticals and dyes); α-chloro-toluene

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“Benzyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzyl%20chloride. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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