Chlorohydroquinone | Article about chlorohydroquinone by The Free Dictionary
ClC6H3(OH)2 White to light tan crystals with a melting point of 100°C; soluble in water and alcohol; used as a photographic developer and bactericide and for dyestuffs.
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This phenomenon has been observed in degradation of gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane where chlorohydroquinone-1,2-dioxygenase catalyzed the cleavage of the chlorohydroquinone
to an acylchloride that spontaneously converted to maleylacetate with release of HCl .