Definition of cumene in English:

cumene

Line breaks: cu¦mene
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːmiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A liquid hydrocarbon made catalytically from benzene, chiefly as an intermediate in phenol synthesis.
  • Alternative name: isopropyl benzene; chemical formula: C6H5CH(CH3)2
More example sentences
  • With benzene, it is used to synthesize first cumene and then acetone and phenol.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin cuminum 'cumin' + -ene.

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