chloroprene [klawr-uh-preen, klohr-] Word Origin noun
- a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C4H5Cl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene.
- a colourless liquid derivative of butadiene that is used in making neoprene rubbers; 2-chloro-1,2-butadiene. Formula: CH 2 :CHCCl:CH 2
Word Origin for chloroprene C20: from chloro- + (iso) prene