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chloroprene

[ klawr-uh-preen, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr əˌprin, ˈkloʊr- /
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noun
a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C4H5Cl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene.
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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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