Definition of chloroprene in English:


Syllabification: chlo·ro·prene
Pronunciation: /ˈklôrəˌprēn


  • A colorless liquid made from acetylene and hydrochloric acid and polymerized to form neoprene.
    • Chemical formula: CH2=CClCH=CH2
    More example sentences
    • The product of the reaction was 2-chlorobutadiene, called chloroprene because of its similarity to isoprene.
    • The Report states the listing is based on findings from laboratory animal studies of chloroprene in which cancer was observed in multiple organs of multiple species following long-term inhalation exposures.
    • In some of Kent's tubing, chloroprene and various flexible TPEs take the place of natural rubber.


1930s: from chloro- + a shortened form of isoprene.

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