The term innovation derives from the Latin innovatio, the noun of action from innovare. The word first came into modern use in 1540 and stems from the Latin innovatus, pp. of innovare "to renew or change," from in- "into" + novus "new".
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Windowpane C9H12 gets its name from its resemblance to a set of windows, and is more accurately kown as fenestrane. But unfortunately it has never been synthesised. However, the version with a corner carbon missing C8H12 has been made, and goes by the name 'broken window'. Interestingly, a hypothetical derivative of windowpane has been suggested which includes a double bond, and this would of course be called Windowlene...