Definition of piperidine in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɛrɪdiːn/
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈpɛrɪdiːn/


[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.


Mid 19th century: from Latin piper 'pepper' + -ide + -ine4.

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