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cyanogen chloride

noun
1.
a colorless, volatile, poisonous liquid, CNCl, used chiefly in the synthesis of compounds containing the cyano group.
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  • Chlorination of water contaminated with cyanide produces the compound cyanogen chloride.
  • During water chlorination, cyanogen chloride may be produced at low levels.
  • Cyanides were released from complexes by ultraviolet digestion and reacted with chloramine-T to produce cyanogen chloride.

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