cyclopentadiene

noun cy·clo·pentadiene

Definition of cyclopentadiene

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless liquid unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon C5H6 that is obtained by distillation of coal tar, that polymerizes to its stable dimer on standing, and is used in making plastics and insecticides

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Origin and Etymology of cyclopentadiene

International Scientific Vocabulary cycl- + pentadiene (from pent- + di- + -ene)


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