carbonyl chloride definition

  • noun:
    • A toxic gasoline, COCl2, found in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides etc, and when utilized as a chemical gun.
    • a colorless gasoline, COCl2, of unpleasant odor, and easily condensable to liquid. It's created from chlorine and carbon monoxide, consuming light, and hence is called phosgene, or phosgene gas; -- called additionally carbon oxychloride. Its used in substance synthesis, and was also made use of as a poison fuel in World War I.

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