/klawr'euh pik"rin, -puy"krin, klohr'-/, n. Chem., Mil.
a colorless, somewhat oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, CCl3NO2, that causes lachrymation and headache: used as an insecticide, a fungicide, in organic synthesis, and as a war gas.
Also, chlorpicrin. Also called nitrochloroform.
[1885-90; CHLORO-2 + PICR(IC ACID) + -IN2]

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also called  trichloronitromethane 

      toxic organic compound used alone or in combination with methyl bromide as a soil fumigant and fungicide. Chloropicrin has a boiling point of 112 °C (234 °F). Its vapours are irritating to the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract, and it has been used in chemical warfare and as a tear gas. Chloropicrin is typically prepared by chlorination of either picric acid or nitromethane.

Francis A. Carey

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • chloropicrin — /klɔroʊˈpɪkrən/ (say klawroh pikruhn), / ˈpaɪkrən/ (say puykruhn) noun a colourless liquid, CCl3NO2, used as an insecticide and as a chemical agent in warfare; nitrochloroform; trichloronitromethane. Also, chlorpicrin. {chloro 2 + picr(ic acid) + …  

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