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isooctane

[ahy-soh-ok-teyn] /ˌaɪ soʊˈɒk teɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the octane C 8 H 18 , used as one of the standards in establishing the octane number of a fuel.
Compare octane number.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; iso- + octane
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  • To this mixture, isooctane was added to cause flocculation and asphaltene precipitation.
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isooctane

/ˌaɪsəʊˈɒkteɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid alkane hydrocarbon produced from petroleum and used in standardizing petrol. Formula: (CH3)3CCH2CH(CH3)2 See also octane number
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