benzyl chloride

  1. a colorless, corrosive liquid, C7H7Cl, used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of benzyl compounds.

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How to use benzyl chloride in a sentence

  • The first of these is benzyl chloride, the second benzal chloride, and the third benzotrichloride or phenyl chloroform.

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  • The first step is to chlorinate ordinary toluol, one of the coal tar bases, to produce benzyl chloride.