Definition of decane in English:

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decane

Pronunciation: /ˈdekān/

noun

Chemistry
A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum products such as kerosene.
  • Chemical formula: C10H22; many isomers, especially the straight-chain isomer (n-decane), which is used as a solvent and in jet fuel research
Example sentences
  • The solvent was removed by evaporation with a N 2 stream and the dried lipid film was resuspended in decane to form a final total lipid concentration of 25 mg/ml.
  • These compounds are sufficiently soluble in decane to form stable bilayers if they are combined with DOPE.
  • Bilayers were composed of 80% phosphatidylethanolamine and 20% phosphatidylcholine dissolved in decane at a final concentration of 50 mg/ml.

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Syllabification: dec·ane

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