oxaphosphine etymology

English word oxaphosphine comes from English phosphine, English oxa-

Detailed word origin of oxaphosphine

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).
oxa- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Used to name compounds in which a carbon atom (typically a methylene group) has been replaced by one of oxygen.
oxaphosphine English (eng) (organic compound) The six-membered unsaturated heterocycle containing four carbon atoms, one oxygen atom, one phosphorus atom and two double bonds.

Words with the same origin as oxaphosphine

Descendants of phosphine
hydrophosphination phosphinic phosphinous phosphinyl
Descendants of oxa-
oxabicyclic oxaborole oxacyclic oxadiazepine oxadiazine oxadiazole oxanorbornene oxapentane oxaphosphole oxasilolane oxathiane oxathiazinone oxathiazole oxathiine oxathiirane oxatricycle oxaziridine