tolan

[toh-lan]
noun Chemistry.
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 or tolane (ˈtəʊlæn, ˈtəʊleɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline derivative of acetylene; diphenylacetylene; diphenylethyne. Formula: C6H5C:CC6H5
 
[C19: from tol(uene) + -an (see -ane)]
 
tolane or tolane
 
n
 
[C19: from tol(uene) + -an (see -ane)]

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