Definition of piperidine in English:

piperidine

Line breaks: pi¦peri|dine
Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɛrɪdiːn
 
, pʌɪ-/

noun

[mass 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.

More definitions of piperidine

Definition of piperidine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea