Meaning of diborane


Pronunciation: (dī-bôr'ān, -bōr'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless gas with an unpleasant odor, BH, used in the synthesis of organic boron compounds as a dope to introduce boron and as a polymerization catalyst for ethylene.
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