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cyclopentane

[sahy-kluh-pen-teyn, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpɛn teɪn, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun
1.
a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C 5 H 10 , obtained from petroleum and used chiefly as a solvent.
Also called pentamethylene.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; cyclo- + pentane
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Examples for cyclopentane
  • The smallest polycyclic compounds contain multiple fused cyclopentane rings.
British Dictionary definitions for cyclopentane

cyclopentane

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈpɛnteɪn; ˌsɪk-/
noun
1.
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-)   
A colorless, flammable, liquid hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as a solvent and motor fuel. Chemical formula: C5H10.
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