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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“Dichlorohydrin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichlorohydrin. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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