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tolan

[toh-lan] /ˈtoʊ læn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a crystalline, water-insoluble, solid, unsaturated compound, C 14 H 10 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called diphenylacetylene.
Origin
variant of tolane. See toluene, -ane
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tolan

/ˈtəʊlæn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline derivative of acetylene; diphenylacetylene; diphenylethyne. Formula: C6H5C:CC6H5
Word Origin
C19: from tol(uene) + -an (see -ane)
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