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Chloral hydrate

Similar term(s): chloral monohydrate, trichloroacetaldehyde hydrate, trichloroacetaldehyde monohydrate, crystaline chloral, hydrated chloral, 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-dihydroxyethane, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-ethanediol, and the tradenames: Aquachloral, Novo-Chlorhydrate, Somnos or Noctec .

Definition:

CCl3CH(OH)2. Chloral hydrate is a haloaldehyde, an organic compound.

Source: For more information on the chlorate ion: WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality 

Related words:

Chlorine - Haloaldehydes - Natural organic matter - Water disinfection by-product(s)

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