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benzal chloride

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, oily liquid, C7H6Cl2, used chiefly in the synthesis of benzaldehyde, and in the manufacture of dyes.
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Origin of benzal chloride

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called benzyl dichloride, benzylidene chloride.
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