variants or less commonly tolane
plural -s
: a white crystalline unsaturated hydrocarbon C6H5C≡CC6H5 obtained synthetically from stilbene : diphenyl-acetylene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary tol- + -an or -ane

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“Tolan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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