methyl-chloride

methyl chloride

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, poisonous gas, CH 3 Cl, used chiefly as a refrigerant, as a local anesthetic, and as a methylating agent in organic synthesis.
Also called chloromethane.


Origin:
1875–80

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methyl chloride
 
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Systematic name: chloromethane a colourless gas with an ether-like odour, used as a refrigerant and anaesthetic. Formula: CH3Cl

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