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thiophene

[thahy-uh-feen] /ˈθaɪ əˌfin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a water-insoluble, colorless liquid, C 4 H 4 S, resembling benzene, occurring in crude coal-tar benzene: used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
Also, thiophen
[thahy-uh-fen] /ˈθaɪ əˌfɛn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of thiophene
1880-1885
1880-85; thio- + -phene, word-final variant of phen-
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thiophen

/ˈθaɪəʊˌfɛn/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid heterocyclic compound found in the benzene fraction of coal tar and manufactured from butane and sulphur. It has an odour resembling that of benzene and is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and resins. Formula: C4H4S Also called thiofuran
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thiophen in Science
thiophene
  (thī'ə-fēn')   
A colorless liquid used as a solvent. The chemical properties of thiophene resemble those of benzene, which occurs with it in coal tar. Thiophene has a ring of four carbon atoms and one sulfur atom, and among its derivatives are biotin, various plant pigments, and some pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C4H4S.
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