diethyl zinc


di·​eth·​yl zinc (ˌ)dī-ˈe-thəl- How to pronounce diethyl zinc (audio)
: a volatile pyrophoric liquid compound C4H10Zn used especially to catalyze polymerization and to deacidify paper

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diethyl zinc was in 1952

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“Diethyl zinc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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