dichlorohydrin

noun
di·chlo·ro·hydrin | \(¦)dī¦klōrō+\
variants: or dichlorhydrin \¦dīklōr+ \

Definition of dichlorohydrin 

: 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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History and Etymology for dichlorohydrin

International Scientific Vocabulary dichlor- + -hydrin

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