monochloroacetic acid

mono·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid -.klōr-ō-ə-.sēt-ik- also mono·chlor·ace·tic acid -.klōr-ə-.sēt-ik- n a crystalline acid C2H3ClO2 obtained by direct chlorination of acetic acid and used in organic synthesis (as of dyes, coumarin, pharmaceuticals, weed killers, insecticides, and cosmetics) called also chloroacetic acid compare TRICHLOROACETIC ACID

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  • monochloroacetic acid — “+ noun Etymology: monochlor + acetic : chloroacetic acid * * * /mon euh klawr oh euh see tik, euh set ik, klohr , mon /, Chem. See chloroacetic acid. [1850 55; MONO + CHLOROACETIC ACID] …   Useful english dictionary

  • monochloroacetic acid — /mon euh klawr oh euh see tik, euh set ik, klohr , mon /, Chem. See chloroacetic acid. [1850 55; MONO + CHLOROACETIC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chloroacetic acid — Chloroacetic acid …   Wikipedia

  • chloroacetic acid — An acetic acid in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine. According to the number of atoms so displaced the acid is called monochloroacetic (chloroacetic), dichloroacetic, or trichloroacetic. SYN: chloracetic acid. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • Acetic acid — Acetic redirects here. It is not to be confused with Ascetic. Acetic acid …   Wikipedia

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  • trichloroacetic acid — Used as an astringent antiseptic in 1–5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts; a widely used protein precipitant. * * * tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid .trī .klōr ō ə .sēt ik , .klȯr also tri·chlor·ace·tic acid .klōr ə .sēt ik n a… …   Medical dictionary

  • chloroacetic acid — /ˌklɔroʊəsitɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .klawrohuhseetik asuhd) noun any of three acetic acids monochloroacetic acid, CH2Cl.COOH, which forms rhombic crystals; dichloroacetic acid, CHCl2.COOH, which is a colourless liquid; and trichloroacetic acid, CCl3.COOH …   Australian English dictionary

  • chloroacetic acid — a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent, water soluble powder, C2H3ClO2, usually derived from acetic acid by chlorination: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and other organic compounds. Also, chloracetic acid. Also called monochloroacetic… …   Universalium

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