Meaning of dicyclopentadiene in English:

dicyclopentadiene

Pronunciation /dʌɪˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)pɛntəˈdʌɪiːn/

See synonyms for dicyclopentadiene

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline hydrocarbon with a penetrating odour, used as a starting material in the manufacture of various plastics and resins.

    Dicyclopentadiene has an unsaturated tricyclic molecule in which one cyclopentadiene ring is bridged by another; C₁₀H₁₂.

Origin

Early 20th century. From di- + cyclopentadiene.