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chloroprene

[klawr-uh-preen, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˌprin, ˈkloʊr-/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; chloro-2 + (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.
British Dictionary definitions for chloroprene

chloroprene

/ˈklɔːrəʊˌpriːn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid derivative of butadiene that is used in making neoprene rubbers; 2-chloro-1,2-butadiene. Formula: CH2:CHCCl:CH2
Word Origin
C20: from chloro- + (iso)prene
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