from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., in compound words, signifying the presence of one atom of chlorin in combination or introduced by substitution, as iodine monochlorid, and monochloracetic acid.
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Thus, for example, for the production of novocain the assistance of about forty university laboratories throughout the country was invoked, and they proceeded to produce the intermediates, diethylamine and ethylene-monochlor-hydrin.
The same self-sacrificing zeal and patriotic endeavour was shown in this country, but we were handicapped in mustard gas production by the energetic way in which we had pressed forward the industrial realisation of the monochlor-hydrin method.
We had to reproduce the result of years of German effort spent in developing their monochlor-hydrin process for indigo.