oxalyl chloride


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oxalyl chloride

[′äk·sə‚lil ′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
(COCl)2 Toxic, colorless liquid boiling at 64°C; soluble in ether, benzene, and chloroform; used as a chlorinating agent and for military poison gas.
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15, 16] The use of oxalyl chloride or thionyl chloride results in the formation of carbon monoxide so chemical and safety measures should be maintained.