monochloroacetic acid


mono·​chlo·​ro·​ace·​tic acid -ˌklōr-ō-ə-ˌsēt-ik- How to pronounce monochloroacetic acid (audio)
variants also monochloracetic acid
: a crystalline acid C2H3ClO2 obtained by direct chlorination of acetic acid and used in organic synthesis (as of dyes, coumarin, pharmaceuticals, weed killers, insecticides, and cosmetics)

called also chloroacetic acid

compare trichloroacetic acid

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“Monochloroacetic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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