carbonyl chloride

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carbonyl chloride (uncountable)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) A toxic gas, COCl2, used in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides etc, and once used as a chemical weapon.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 265:
      More of a French term. Phosgène. We prefer to call it carbonyl chloride. Less. . .disquieting, somehow.

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