piperylene

noun
piper·​y·​lene | \ pīˈperəˌlēn, pə̇ˈp-; ˈpipər- \
plural -s

Definition of piperylene

: an oily diolefin hydrocarbon CH3CH=CHCH=CH2 isomeric with isoprene formed in the cracking of petroleum and also made synthetically (as by exhaustive methylation of piperidine); 1,3-pentadiene

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History and Etymology for piperylene

International Scientific Vocabulary piperidine + -ylene

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“Piperylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piperylene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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