chloroformic ester

noun

Definition of chloroformic ester

: an ester (as ethyl chloroformate ClCOOC2H5) of chloroformic acid made by reaction of phosgene on an alcohol or phenol and used in organic synthesis (as of esters of carbonic acid)

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“Chloroformic ester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloroformic%20ester. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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