halohydrins

halohydrins
A traditional term for alcohols substituted by a halogen atom at a saturated carbon atom otherwise bearing only hydrogen or hydrocarbyl groups (usually used to mean β-halo alcohols). E.g. BrCH2CH2OH ‘ethylene bromohydrin’ (2-bromoethanol), ClCH2CH2CH2OH
‘trimethylene chlorohydrin’ (3-chloro-propan-1-ol), PhCH(OH)CH2Cl ‘styrene chlorohydrin’ (2-chloro-1-phenylethanol).

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