2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid

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2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid

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(organic chemistry)
C6H2Cl3OCH2CO2H A toxic, light-tan solid; soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water; melts at 152°C; used as a defoliant, plant hormone, and herbicide. Also known as 2,4,5-T.
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