metallocene

metallocene

[muh-tal-uh-seen]
noun Chemistry.
an organometallic coordination compound consisting of a metal bonded to one or two rings of cyclopentadiene.
Compare ferrocene.


Origin:
metallo- + -cene < Greek koinós shared (see ceno-2)

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metallocene (mɪˈtæləʊˌsiːn)
 
n
chem See ferrocene any one of a class of organometallic sandwich compounds of the general formula M(C5H5)2, where M is a metal atom
 
[C20: from metallo- + -cene, as in ferrocene]

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