Definition of piperidine in English:

piperidine

Syllabification: pi·per·i·dine
Pronunciation: /piˈperiˌdēn, pipˈərə-
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A peppery-smelling liquid formed by the reduction of pyridine.
    • Chemical formula: C5H11N
    More example sentences
    • The DNA pellet was resuspended in piperidine and maintained at 95 deg C for 20 min.
    • By following the Maxam-Gilbert method, we treated Si with dimethyl sulfate and piperidine to get the results shown in Lane 2.
    • It is based on piperidine - a hexagon-shaped molecule found in trace amounts in black pepper.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin piper 'pepper' + -ide + -ine4.

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