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allyl alcohol

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, C 3 H 6 O, having a pungent, mustardlike odor irritating to the skin and mucous membranes, usually obtained from allyl chloride by hydrolysis: used chiefly in organic synthesis in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals.
Also called propenyl alcohol. Unabridged
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allyl alcohol

a colourless pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers, and other organic chemicals. Formula: CH2:CHCH2OH; relative density: 0.85; melting pt: –129°C; boiling pt: 96.9°C
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