cyclooctatetraene

noun cy·clo·octa·tet·ra·ene

Definition of cyclooctatetraene

plural

-s

  1. :  a liquid unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon C8H8 that resembles benzene in its cyclic completely conjugated structure but is much more reactive than benzene and is usually made by catalytic polymerization of acetylene under pressure

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Origin and Etymology of cyclooctatetraene

International Scientific Vocabulary cycl- + octa- + tetra- + -ene


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