allyl chloride

noun Chemistry.
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. Unabridged
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Can initiate possibly violent polymerization in certain alkenes such as allyl chloride.
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