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chloranil

[klaw-ran-l, kloh-, klawr-uh-nil, klohr-] /klɔˈræn l, kloʊ-, ˈklɔr ə nɪl, ˈkloʊr-/
noun
1.
a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 6 Cl 4 O 2 , used chiefly as a fungicide and as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes.
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  • chloranil is used as a basic feedstock for certain dyes and pigments and in the production of rubber tires.

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