benzal chloride


noun Chemistry.

a colorless, oily liquid, C7H6Cl2, used chiefly in the synthesis of benzaldehyde, and in the manufacture of dyes.

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Also called benzyl dichloride, benzylidene chloride.

Origin of benzal chloride

First recorded in 1875–80
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