phytane
noun Date: circa 1907 an isoprenoid hydrocarbon C20H42 that is found especially associated with fossilized plant remains from the Precambrian and later eras

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  • Phytane — Chembox new ImageFile = Phytane.png ImageSize = 250px IUPACName = 2,6,10,14 tetramethylhexadecane OtherNames = Section1 = Chembox Identifiers2 CASNo = 638 36 8 PubChem = 12523 SMILES = CC(CC)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)C InChIKey = GGYKPYDKXLHNTI… …   Wikipedia

  • phytane — phy·tane …   English syllables

  • phytane — ˈfīˌtān noun ( s) Etymology: phyt + ane : an isoprenoid hydrocarbon C20H42 that is found especially associated with fossilized plant remains from the Precambrian and later eras …   Useful english dictionary

  • 638-36-8 — Phytane Phytane Général Nom IUPAC 2,6,10,14 tétraméthylhexadécane No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pris|tane — «PRIHS tayn», noun. a complex hydrocarbon that is a product of the breakdown of chlorophyll and is found together with phytane in o bearing rocks: »Certain hydrocarbons, such as the branched chain compounds phytane and pristane, can if found be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pristane — noun Etymology: Latin pristis shark, sawfish; from its occurrence in the liver oils of sharks Date: 1923 an isoprenoid hydrocarbon C19H40 that usually accompanies phytane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • C20H42 —      Cette page répertorie différents isomères, c’est à dire les molécules qui partagent la même formule brute. C20H42 est l …   Wikipédia en Français

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