sulfuryl chloride

or sul·fo·nyl chlo·ride

[ suhl-fuh-ril klawr-ahyd, ‐fyuh-ril or suhl-fuh-nil klawr-ahyd; klawr-id, klohr‐ ]
/ ˈsʌl fə rɪl ˈklɔr aɪd, ‐fyə rɪl or ˈsʌl fə nɪl ˈklɔr aɪd; ˈklɔr ɪd, ˈkloʊr‐ /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, SO2Cl2, having a very pungent odor and corrosive to the skin and mucous membranes: used as a chlorinating or sulfonating agent.

Words nearby sulfuryl chloride

Origin of sulfuryl chloride

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019