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piperidine

[pi-per-i-deen, -din, pahy-, pip-er-i-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C5H11N, obtained from the alkaloid piperine or from pyridine: used chiefly as a solvent.
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Origin of piperidine

1850–55; < Latin piper pepper + -id3 + -ine1
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Examples from the Web for piperidine

Historical Examples

  • Piperidine hydrochlorate, also, when heated with excess of bromine to 180° C., yields dibrompyridine.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883

    Various

  • If we introduce six hydrogen atoms into pyridine, we convert it into piperidine.


British Dictionary definitions for piperidine

piperidine

noun
  1. a colourless liquid heterocyclic compound with a peppery ammoniacal odour: used in making rubbers and curing epoxy resins. Formula: C 5 H 11 N
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piperidine in Medicine

piperidine

(pī-pĕrĭ-dēn′, pĭ-)
n.
  1. A strongly basic, colorless liquid from which certain phenothiazine antipsychotics are derived.
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