|thiophen or thiophene (ˈθaɪəʊˌfɛn, ˈθaɪəʊˌfiːn)|
|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|
|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.