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A colorless, mobile, oily aldehyde, C2HCl3O, a penetrating lung irritant, used to manufacture DDT and chloral hydrate.

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1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily liquid with a pungent odour, made from chlorine and acetaldehyde and used in preparing chloral hydrate and DDT; trichloroacetaldehyde
2. (Elements & Compounds) short for chloral hydrate
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(ˈklɔr əl, ˈkloʊr-)

1. a colorless liquid, C2Cl3HO, used in making chloral hydrate and DDT.
2. Also called chlo′ral hy′drate. a white crystalline solid, C2H3Cl3O2, used as a hypnotic.
[< French (1831) = chlore chlorine + al(cool) alcohol; compare -al3]
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[ˈklɔːrəl] Ncloral m
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"Send your husband to the nearest chemist as soon as it's dawn; send him for chloral, chloroform, morphia, anything they've got and as much of it as they'll let him have.
Westmacott had been left sleeping peacefully with a small chloral draught to steady her nerves and a handkerchief soaked in arnica bound round her head.
He gradually grew more morbid, and became a rather pitiful victim of insomnia, the drug chloral, and spiritualistic delusions about his wife.
If I don't sleep at once, chloral, the modern Morpheus!
He also self-prescribed chloral hydrate to relieve insomnia, which probably exacerbated some of his symptoms.
Chloral hydrate (CH) is a hydrocarbon historically used as a sedative, hypnotic, and anxiolytic agent mainly in radiological imaging procedures.
The first drug which was used as a hypnotic was chloral hydrate.
Many of the harmful compounds are extensively or rapidly metabolized in the liver and toxic metabolites were reported for five compounds (quinidine sulfate dehydrate (Kim and Benowitz, 1990), chloroform (HSDB, ACuteTox project; Hodgson, 2004), chloral hydrate (Beland, 1999; Pershad et al., 1999; Dogan-Duyar et al., 2010), sodium valproate (ACuteTox project; Sztajnkrycer, 2002), and malathion (ACuteTox project; Simoneschi et al., 2014)).
mirabilis such as increase the concentration of agar (2.5-3.0% w/v) or coalescent growth inhibitors like boric acid (1 in 100), sodium azide (1 in 5000), chloral hydrate (1 in 500) and sulphonamide.
Chloral hydrate was then added in different concentrations, as a result the bleaching reaction expedites and in accordance the dose range diminishes to be 35kGy.