a-dichlorohydrin

α-dichlorohydrin

[¦al·fə dī‚klȯr·ō′hī·drən]
(organic chemistry)
CH2ClCHOHCH2Cl Unstable liquid, the commercial product consisting of a mixture of two isomers; used as a solvent and a chemical intermediate. Abbreviated GDCH.
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