diethyl zinc

noun
di·​eth·​yl zinc | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈe-thəl- How to pronounce diethyl zinc (audio) \

Definition of diethyl zinc

: a volatile pyrophoric liquid compound C4H10Zn used especially to catalyze polymerization and to deacidify paper

First Known Use of diethyl zinc

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Diethyl zinc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diethyl%20zinc. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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