Definition of chloroprene in English:

chloroprene

Line breaks: chloro|prene
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrə(ʊ)prɪːn
 
, ˈklɒ-/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A colourless 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.

Origin

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

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