trichloroacetic acid aldehyde
1. Also called trichloroacetaldehyde, trichloroacetic acid aldehyde.
a colorless, oily liquid, C 2
HO, having a pungent odor, usually derived by the chlorination of ethyl alcohol or of acetaldehyde and combining with water to form chloral hydrate.
Also called chloral hydrate. Pharmacology. a white, crystalline solid, C 2 H 3 Cl 3 O 2 , formed by combining liquid chloral with water: used as a hypnotic.
Also called trichloroacetic acid aldehyde.
World English Dictionary
|chloral (ˈklɔːrəl) |
|1. ||a colourless oily liquid with a pungent odour, made from chlorine and acetaldehyde and used in preparing chloral hydrate and DDT; trichloroacetaldehyde|
|2. ||short for chloral hydrate |
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