phosphorus pentachloride


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phosphorus pentachloride

[′fäs·fə·rəs ¦pen·tə′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
PCl5 Toxic, yellowish crystals with irritating aroma; an eye irritant; sublimes on heating, but will melt at 148°C under pressure; soluble in carbon disulfide; decomposes in water; used as a catalyst and chlorinating agent.
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The following materials, among others, have been found at the facility: acetone, dimethyl formamide, petroleum ether, tetrahydrofuran, dichloroethyl ether, benzene, toluene, perchloric acid and phosphorus pentachloride.