phosphorus trichloride

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phosphorus trichloride

[′fäs·fə·rəs trī′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
PCl3 A colorless, fuming liquid that decomposes rapidly in moist air and water; soluble in ether, benzene, carbon disulfide, and carbon tetrachloride; boils at 76°C; used as a chlorinating agent, phosphorus solvent, and in saccharin manufacture.
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The phosphorus trichloride market in Asia Pacific is expanding in terms of value and volume, owing to an increase in the demand for phosphorous trichloride in agrochemicals applications.
Formulations have been developed for neutralizing malathion, hydrogen cyanide, sodium cyanide, butyl isocyanate, carbon disulfide, phosgene gas, capsaicin in commercial pepper spray, chlorine gas, anhydrous ammonia gas; hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, methyl bromide, boron trichloride, fluorine, tetraethyl pyrophosphate, phosphorous trichloride, arsine, and tungsten hexafluoride.