Definition of Cinnamene

1. Noun. A colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene.

Exact synonyms: Phenylethylene, Styrene, Vinylbenzene
Specialized synonyms: Polystyrene
Generic synonyms: Polyvinyl Resin, Vinyl Polymer, Vinyl Resin

Definition of Cinnamene

1. n. Styrene (which was formerly called cinnamene because obtained from cinnamic acid). See Styrene.

Definition of Cinnamene

1. Noun. (organic compound dated) styrene ¹

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Medical Definition of Cinnamene

1. C6H5CH==CH2; phenylethylene;the monomer from which polystyrenes, plastics, and synthetic rubber are made; together with divinylbenzene (for cross-linking), it is the basis of many synthetic ion exchangers. Synonym: cinnamene, ethenylbenzene, styrol, vinylbenzene. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinnamene

cingulum membri inferioris
cingulum membri superioris
cingulum of tooth
cingulum rest
cinnabar chanterelle
cinnabar moth
cinnabarinate synthase
cinnamene (current term)
cinnamic acid
cinnamic alcohol
cinnamic aldehyde
cinnamon-rumped foliage-gleaner
cinnamon-rumped foliage-gleaners
cinnamon bark
cinnamon bear
cinnamon bread
cinnamon bun
cinnamon fern

Literary usage of Cinnamene

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1. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"cinnamene yields benzoic acid when subjected to the influence of oxidizing agents. ... by the direct combination of cinnamene with chlorine or bromine. ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"CaH, Phenylethylene or cinnamene СН.СД C..H,. ... cinnamene may be prepared from cinnamic acid by distilling it slowly, or by distilling an intimate mixture ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry: The Chemistry of Carbon and by Henry Edward Armstrong (1884)
"... may be established by similar reasoning. CnH^_g SERIES OF HYDROCARBONS. Three hydrocarbons of this series are known:— cinnamene or phenylethylene . ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"cinnamene is a very mobile colourless oil, having a strong persistent aromatic ... cinnamene is not acted upon by potash. With fuming sulphuric acid it ..."

5. Fownes' Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1878)
"A mixture of cinnamene vapor and ethene passed through a red-hot tube yields large quantities ... The first is produced from the cinnamene by abstraction of ..."

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