organic chemicals

Dichloroacetaldehyde structure

Dichloroacetaldehyde

Dichloroacetaldehyde [79-02-7], or 2,2-dichloroethanal, is a chlorinated acetaldehyde with the chemical formula Cl2CHCHO. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent, irritating odor that was produced for the first time in 1868 by F. Paterno by distillation of dichlorodiethyl acetal, CHCl2CH(OC2H5)2, with sulfuric acid.
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