a colorless, oily liquid, C7H6Cl2, used chiefly in the synthesis of benzaldehyde, and in the manufacture of dyes.
- benz, karl,
- benzal group,
- benzalkonium chloride,
Origin of benzal chloride
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called benzyl dichloride, benzylidene chloride.
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