Definition of sulfuryl chloride
: a pungent corrosive liquid SO2Cl2 obtained usually by direct union of sulfur dioxide and chlorine by means of catalysts and used chiefly as a chlorinating and sulfonating agent since it dissociates when heated or in the presence of catalysts
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of sulfuryl chloride
International Scientific Vocabulary
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sulfuryl chloride? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).