thionyl chloride

noun

thi·​o·​nyl chloride ˈthī-ə-ˌnil- How to pronounce thionyl chloride (audio)
: 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 15 Jul. 2024.

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