thiophen

thiophene

[thahy-uh-feen]
noun Chemistry.
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] .


Origin:
1880–85; thio- + -phene, word-final variant of phen-

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thiophen or thiophene (ˈθaɪəʊˌfɛn, ˈθaɪəʊˌfiːn)
 
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Also called: thiofuran 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
 
thiophene or thiophene
 
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thiophene   (thī'ə-fēn')  Pronunciation Key 
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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