Definition of chloroprene in English:

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chloroprene

Pronunciation: /ˈklôrəˌprēn/

noun

Chemistry
A colorless liquid made from acetylene and hydrochloric acid and polymerized to form neoprene.
  • Chemical formula: CH2=CClCH=CH2.
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: chlo·ro·prene

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