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tolan

[ toh-lan ]
/ ˈtoʊ læn /
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noun Chemistry.
a crystalline, water-insoluble, solid, unsaturated compound, C14H10, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Also called diphenylacetylene.

Origin of tolan

Variant of tolane.See toluene, -ane
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tolan

tolane (ˈtəʊleɪn)

/ (ˈtəʊlæn) /

noun
a white crystalline derivative of acetylene; diphenylacetylene; diphenylethyne. Formula: C 6 H 5 C:CC 6 H 5

Word Origin for tolan

C19: from tol (uene) + -an (see -ane)
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