a colorless liquid, C3H6O, having a pungent, mustardlike odor irritating to the skin and mucous membranes, usually obtained from allyl chloride by hydrolysis: used chiefly in organic synthesis in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals.
Also called propenyl alcohol.
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British Dictionary definitions for allyl alcohol
a colourless pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of resins, plasticizers, and other organic chemicals. Formula: CH 2 :CHCH 2 OH; relative density: 0.85; melting pt: –129°C; boiling pt: 96.9°C
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