tolane etymology

English word tolane comes from English tolu, English -ene

Detailed word origin of tolane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tolu English (eng) The resinous secretion of Myroxylon balsamum, used in cough syrups and perfumery.
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene.
toluene English (eng) (organic compound) A colourless, inflammable liquid hydrocarbon, methylbenzene, CH3.C6H5, used as a solvent, in high-octane fuels and in the production of many chemical compounds.
tolane English (eng) (organic compound) A hydrocarbon, C14H10, related to the acetylene and the aromatic series.

Words with the same origin as tolane

Descendants of tolu
TNT ditosyl thiotolene tosyl tosylamide tosylation tosylimine
Descendants of -ene
-enyl acetylene anthranilic benz- benzene cyclobutadiene ethylene indene melene mesitylene mesitylol naphthalene neoprene phenylene polyphenylenevinylene polypropylene polystyrene polythene propylene pyrene styrene styrofoam terpene toluene trimesic