alkyne

noun

al·​kyne ˈal-ˌkīn How to pronounce alkyne (audio)
: any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2n−2(such as acetylene) having one triple bond

Examples of alkyne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process is called the copper catalysed azide-alkyne reaction. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, 5 Oct. 2022 Previous attempts to bond alkyne and azide had not produced great results, but Meldal realized the copper ions were the key. Bydaniel Clery, science.org, 4 Oct. 2022 Bertozzi solved that problem by altering the configuration of the alkyne. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, 5 Oct. 2022 The alkyne-azide bond was superefficient and left the original target, the acyl halide, largely untouched. Bydaniel Clery, science.org, 4 Oct. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

alkyl + -yne, alteration of -ine

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkyne was in 1899

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“Alkyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkyne. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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