[klawr-uh-preen, klohr-]
a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 4 H 5 Cl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene.

1930–35; chloro-2 + (iso)prene Unabridged
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chloroprene (ˈklɔːrəʊˌpriːn)
a colourless liquid derivative of butadiene that is used in making neoprene rubbers; 2-chloro-1,2-butadiene. Formula: CH2:CHCCl:CH2
[C20: from chloro- + (iso)prene]

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The outer jacket of the cable shall be of oil resistant chloroprene rubber.
With the closure of the plant, he expects the chloroprene levels in the ambient air to drop to zero.
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