tributylphosphine etymology

English word tributylphosphine comes from English tri-, English butyl, English phosphine

Detailed word origin of tributylphosphine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
butyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of four isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C4H9, formally derived from butane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.. A synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of isobutylene.
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).
tributylphosphine English (eng) (chemistry) A tertiary phosphine, most commonly encountered as a ligand in transition metal complexes, with some industrial applications.

Words with the same origin as tributylphosphine

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of butyl
but- butamben butane salbutamol
Descendants of phosphine
hydrophosphination phosphinic phosphinous phosphinyl