isopropoxide

noun

iso·​pro·​pox·​ide
-₋sə̇d
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

probably from is- + propox- (from propoxyl + -ide

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“Isopropoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isopropoxide. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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