cyclopentadiene

[ sahy-kluh-pen-tuh-dahy-een, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˌpɛn təˈdaɪ in, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun

a colorless liquid, C5H6, derived by the distillation of coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of insecticides and resins.

Nearby words

  1. cycloparaffin,
  2. cyclopean,
  3. cyclopean concrete,
  4. cyclopedia,
  5. cyclopedic,
  6. cyclopentane,
  7. cyclopeptide,
  8. cyclophorase,
  9. cyclophoria,
  10. cyclophosphamide

Origin of cyclopentadiene


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British Dictionary definitions for cyclopentadiene

cyclopentadiene

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˌpɛntəˈdaɪiːn) /

noun

a colourless liquid unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon obtained in the cracking of petroleum hydrocarbons and the distillation of coal tar: used in the manufacture of plastics and insecticides. Formula: C 5 H 6
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