- a crystalline, water-insoluble, solid, unsaturated compound, C14H10, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of tolan
Also called diphenylacetylene.
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So when the pair decided to pitch Rescue Me, they did things a little differently, says Tolan.
"But I do believe the 10th anniversary is the balsa-wood anniversary," retorts Tolan.
One daughter, Mrs. Tolan, met a tragic death at the hands of an insane husband, in 1881.Fifty Years In The Northwest
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- a white crystalline derivative of acetylene; diphenylacetylene; diphenylethyne. Formula: C 6 H 5 C:CC 6 H 5
C19: from tol (uene) + -an (see -ane)
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