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(inorganic chemistry) A toxic gas, COCl2, used in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides etc, and once used as a chemical weapon.
It is also decomposed by carbonyl chloride (Besson, loc. cit.).
In contact with chlorine monoxide it forms carbonyl chloride and thionyl chloride (P. Schiitzenberger, Ber., 1869, 2, p. 219).
It unites directly with chlorine, forming carbonyl chloride or phosgene (see below), and with nickel and iron to form nickel and iron carbonyls (see Nickel and IxoN).
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