phosphorus oxychloride

noun

: a volatile fuming liquid compound POCl3 made usually by oxidation of phosphorus trichloride or by reaction of phosphorus pentachloride with phosphorus pentoxide and used chiefly in making phosphoric esters (as tricresyl phosphate)

called also phosphoryl chloride

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“Phosphorus oxychloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorus%20oxychloride. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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