- any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.
Origin of chlorohydrin
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- any of a class of organic compounds containing a hydroxyl group and a chlorine atom
- a colourless unstable hygroscopic liquid that is used mainly as a solvent; 3-chloropropane-1,2-diol. Formula: CH 2 OHCHOHCH 2 Cl
C20: from chloro- + hydro- + -in
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