thionyl chloride

noun
thi·​o·​nyl chloride | \ ˈthī-ə-ˌnil- How to pronounce thionyl chloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of thionyl chloride

: a volatile corrosive liquid compound SOCl2 used chiefly in making acyl chlorides from carboxylic acids

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“Thionyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thionyl%20chloride. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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