methyl chloroformate

[ klawr-uh-fawr-mit, -meyt, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr əˈfɔr mɪt, -meɪt, ˌkloʊr- /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, C2H3ClO2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.

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Also called methyl chlorocarbonate.

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