chloroprene

[ klawr-uh-preen, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr əˌprin, ˈkloʊr- /

noun

a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C4H5Cl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene.

Nearby words

  1. chlorophytum,
  2. chloropicrin,
  3. chloroplast,
  4. chloroplatinic,
  5. chloroplatinic acid,
  6. chloroprocaine hydrochloride,
  7. chloropsia,
  8. chloroquine,
  9. chlorosis,
  10. chlorospinel

Origin of chloroprene

First recorded in 1930–35; chloro-2 + (iso)prene

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British Dictionary definitions for chloroprene

chloroprene

/ (ˈklɔːrəʊˌpriːn) /

noun

a colourless liquid derivative of butadiene that is used in making neoprene rubbers; 2-chloro-1,2-butadiene. Formula: CH 2 :CHCCl:CH 2

Word Origin for chloroprene

C20: from chloro- + (iso) prene

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