Definition of isopropoxide
: a binary compound of the radical (CH3)2CHO− isomeric with propoxyl; especially : a base formed from isopropyl alcohol by replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen with a metal aluminum isopropoxide [(CH3)2CHO]3Al
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Origin and Etymology of isopropoxide
probably from is- + propox- (from propoxyl + -ide
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