chlorhydrin definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a class of substances created from particular polybasic alcohols (especially glycerin) because of the substitution of chlorine for example or higher hydroxyl groups.
    • among a course of compounds created from specific polybasic alcohols (and particularly glycerin) by the substitution of chlorine for one or maybe more hydroxyl groups.
    • A compound formed by replacing with chlorin a number of hydroxyl-groups in a compound containing a few these types of groups, particularly the compounds formed from glycerol in this manner: as monochlorhydrin, CH2OHCHOHCH2Cl; trichlorhydrin, CH2ClCHClCH2Cl.

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