Meaning of allyl chloride

al'lyl chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, CHCl, having a pungent odor, derived from propylene by chlorination: used chiefly in the synthesis of allyl alcohol, resins, and pharmaceuticals.
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