Definition of carbonyl chloride in English:

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carbonyl chloride

noun

Another term for phosgene.
Example sentences
  • Like phosgene and diphosgene, which share a characteristic odor of freshly-cut grass, carbonyl chloride was potentially available for use in the war.
  • The vinyl acylanhydrocitrates can be prepared by initially contacting citric acid with a carboxylic anhydride or carbonyl chloride followed by transesterification of the reaction product either with vinyl acetate in the presence of a catalyst or with acetylene.
  • In view of the enormous number of cases of uraemia already handled by the author it appears that a plausible suggestion with regard to the biochemical steps involved in the production of carbonyl chloride and associated compounds is called for.

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Syllabification: car·bon·yl chlo·ride

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