bisphosphine etymology

English word bisphosphine comes from English phosphine, English bis-

Detailed word origin of bisphosphine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phosphine English (eng) (dyeing) chrysaniline, often in the form of a salt. (inorganic compound, uncountable) a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH3. (organic chemistry, countable) any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR3 (where at least one R is not H).
bis- English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tri- used to indicate that the component that does not take the prefix occurs twice in the compound: a bisoxide is of the form B2O. (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of di-, used for substitutions of two complex rather than simple units.. An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate.
bisphosphine English (eng) (organic chemistry) A compound that has two phosphine groups. (organic chemistry, in combination) Two phosphine groups in a molecule.

Words with the same origin as bisphosphine

Descendants of phosphine
hydrophosphination phosphinic phosphinous phosphinyl
Descendants of bis-
bisacridine bisacrylamide bisadduct bisallene bisallylic bisammonium bisanthrapyrazole bisarylated bisazene bisdigitoxoside biselectrophilic bisenolate bishydroxamic bisintercalating bisintercalator bisligand bismetallated bisoxazoline bisphenol bisphosphate bisporphyrin bisthiourea bisurea cyclobisintercalator