Meaning of methyl chloroformate

meth'yl chlo•ro•form'ate

Pronunciation: (klôr"u-fôr'mit, -māt, klōr"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless liquid, CHClO, used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called
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