Share this entry

piperidine Line breaks: pi¦peri|dine
Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɛrɪdiːn/
/pʌɪˈpɛrɪdiːn/

Definition of piperidine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A peppery-smelling liquid formed by the reduction of pyridine.
  • Chemical formula: C5H11N
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.

Definition of piperidine in:

Share this entry

 

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