Definition of ligroin in English:


Syllabification: lig·ro·in
Pronunciation: /ˈliɡrōwən


A volatile hydrocarbon mixture obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent.
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  • The crude crystals are recrystallized from a mixture of toluene and ligroin by use of decolorizing charcoal.
  • Ligroin is a common solvent used in reactions which consist mostly of mixed hexanes.
  • Measure 3 ml of a 3% aqueous solution of bromine into each of three test tubes and add 1 ml portions of purified ligroin to two of the tubes and 1 ml of cyclohexene to the third.


late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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