isoprene
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈaɪsə(ʊ)pɹiːn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈaɪsəˌpɹin/
Noun

isoprene (plural isoprenes)

  1. (organic compound) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C5H8, that is readily polymerized; natural rubber (caoutchouc) is cis-1,4-polyisoprene, and trans-1,4-polyisoprene is present in gutta-percha and balata; it is the structural basis for the terpenes.
Synonyms
  • 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene
Translations
  • French: isoprène
  • German: Isopren
  • Italian: isoprene
  • Portuguese: isopreno
  • Russian: изопре́н
  • Spanish: isopreno



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