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allyl chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, C 3 H 5 Cl, having a pungent odor, derived from propylene by chlorination: used chiefly in the synthesis of allyl alcohol, resins, and pharmaceuticals.
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  • Can initiate possibly violent polymerization in certain alkenes such as allyl chloride.

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