ethylene chlorohydrin

noun

Definition of ethylene chlorohydrin

: a colorless toxic liquid alcohol ClCH2CH2OH made usually by reaction of ethylene with chlorine and water especially in the presence of alkali and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol) and as a solvent

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“Ethylene chlorohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethylene%20chlorohydrin. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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