chlorohydrin(redirected from Halohydrin)
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1. An organic compound or functional group containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group on adjacent carbon atoms.
2. A colorless, dense, sweet-smelling, toxic liquid, C3H7ClO2, used as an antifreeze for dynamite and as a sterilant for rodents.
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of a class of organic compounds containing a hydroxyl group and a chlorine atom
2. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless unstable hygroscopic liquid that is used mainly as a solvent; 3-chloropropane-1,2-diol. Formula: CH2OHCHOHCH2Cl
[C20: from chloro- + hydro- + -in]
chlo•ro•hy•drin(ˌklɔr əˈhaɪ drɪn, ˌkloʊr-)
any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group, usu. on adjacent carbon atoms.