chloroacetic anhydride

chloroacetic anhydride

[¦klȯr·ə¦sēd·ik an′hī‚drīd]
(organic chemistry)
C4H4Cl2O3 Crystals with a melting point of 46°C; soluble in chloroform and ether; used in the preparation of cellulose chloracetates and in the N-acetylation of amino acids in alkaline solution.