cyclopentane

[sahy-kluh-pen-teyn, sik-luh-]
noun
a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 5 H 10 , obtained from petroleum and used chiefly as a solvent.
Also called pentamethylene.


Origin:
1955–60; cyclo- + pentane

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cyclopentane (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpɛnteɪn, ˌsɪk-)
 
n
a colourless insoluble cycloalkane found in petroleum and used mainly as a solvent. Formula: C5H10

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cyclopentane   (sī'klə-pěn'tān', sĭk'lə-)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, flammable, liquid hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as a solvent and motor fuel. Chemical formula: C5H10.
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The smallest polycyclic compounds contain multiple fused cyclopentane rings.
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