Meaning of neopentyl in English:

neopentyl

Pronunciation /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈpɛntʌɪl/ /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈpɛntɪl/ /nɪəˈpɛntʌɪl/

noun

  • The radical —CH₂ C(CH₃)₃ derived from neopentane.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Odling (1829–1921), chemist.