Meaning of thiophene

thi•o•phene

Pronunciation: (thī'u-fēn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a water-insoluble, colorless liquid, CHS, resembling benzene, occurring in crude coal-tar benzene: used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
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