chloromethane

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chloromethane

[¦klȯr·ō′meth‚ān]
(organic chemistry)
CH3Cl A colorless, noncorrosive, liquefiable gas which condenses to a colorless liquid; used as a refrigerant, and as a catalyst carrier in manufacture of butyl rubber. Also known as methyl chloride.
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