dichlorohydrin

noun di·chlo·ro·hydrin \(¦)dī¦klōrō+\
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dichlorhydrin

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Definition of dichlorohydrin

  1. :  either of two liquid compounds C3H6Cl2O made by the action of hydrochloric acid on glycerol or of hypochlorous acid on allyl chloride, distinguished as alpha- or alpha-gamma-dichlorohydrin CH2ClCHOHCH2Cl and beta- or alpha-beta dichlorohydrin CH2ClCH2ClCH2OH, and used chiefly in organic synthesis and as solvents

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Origin and Etymology of dichlorohydrin

International Scientific Vocabulary dichlor- + -hydrin


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