• chlorine
  • 12. A method for producing chloral, the method comprising:forming a dispersion of chlorine gas bubbles in aqueous solution comprising aldehyde by introducing liquid aldehyde and chlorine gas into a high shear device and subjecting the mixture of liquid aldehyde and chlorine gas to a shear rate of at least 20,000 s.sup. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • uses
  • More reputable uses of chloral hydrate include its use as a clearing agent for chitin and fibers and as a key ingredient in Hoyer's mounting medium, which is used to prepare permanent or semi-permanent microscope slides of small organisms, histological sections, and chromosome squashes. (wikipedia.org)
  • effects
  • Long-term use of chloral hydrate is associated with a rapid development of tolerance to its effects and possible addiction as well as adverse effects including rashes, gastric discomfort and severe kidney, heart, and liver failure. (wikipedia.org)