Share this entry

Share this page

piperazine

Line breaks: pi¦pera|zine
Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɛrəziːn
 
, pʌɪ-/

Definition of piperazine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A synthetic crystalline compound with basic properties, sometimes used as an anthelmintic and insecticide.
Example sentences
  • The final step involved a nucleophilic substitution of the 2-chloro group by piperazine at high temperatures.
  • The piperazine end of the molecule extends partially into the GC region of the DNA.
  • The interaction energy between the piperazine and the DNA does not alter significantly during the structural changes, suggesting entropy as the driving force for the transitions.

Origin

late 19th century: from piperidine + azine.

Definition of piperazine in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily