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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