chloral alcoholate

chloral alcoholate
A complex of chloral and ethanol. Prepared by refluxing trichloroacetaldehyde (chloral) or chloral hydrate with alcohol. Alleged to be an active constituent of a "Mickey Finn."

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  • alcoholate — ˌlāt, lə̇t, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary alcohol + ate 1. a. : a crystallizable compound of a substance with alcohol in which the alcohol plays a part analogous to that of water of crystallization …   Useful english dictionary

  • alcoholate — /al keuh haw layt , ho ; al keuh haw lit, hol it/, n. Chem. 1. any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined alcohol, as chloral alcoholate, C4Cl3H7O2. 2. alkoxide. [1860 65; ALCOHOL + ATE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • drops — A popular term for a medicine taken in doses measured by d., usually a tincture, or applied by dropping, as an eyewash. eye d. See eyewash, ophthalmic solutions, under solution. knock out d. a popular name for chloral alcoholate given with… …   Medical dictionary

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