benzal chloride

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, oily liquid, C 7 H 6 Cl 2 , used chiefly in the synthesis of benzaldehyde, and in the manufacture of dyes.
Also called benzyl dichloride, benzylidene chloride.

1875–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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