Meaning of propargyl in English:

propargyl

Pronunciation /prəʊˈpɑːdʒʌɪl/ /prəʊˈpɑːdʒ(ɪ)l/

noun

Chemistry
  • An unsaturated hydrocarbon radical related to propyne; 2-propynyl. Usually attributive or a formative element in chemical names.

    Formula: —CH₂C≡CH.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Propargyl from prop- (in Propyl) + arg- (in classical Latin argentum silver, with reference to the fact that the radical was first detected in a silver compound precipitated from solution) + -yl.