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Meaning of chloroprene

chlo•ro•prene

Pronunciation: (klôr'u-prēn", klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, CHCl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene.
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