fluoroacetic acid


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fluoroacetic acid

[¦flu̇r·ō·ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH2FCOOH A poisonous, crystalline compound obtained from plants, such as those of the Dichapetalaceae family, South Africa, soluble in water and alcohol, and burns with a green flame; the sodium salt is used as a water-soluble rodent poison. Also known as gifblaar poison.
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