cycloparaffin

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cy·clo·par·af·fin

 (sī′klō-păr′ə-fĭn)

cycloparaffin

(ˌsaɪkləʊˈpærəfɪn; ˌsɪk-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for cycloalkane
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Because jet fuel is composed of slightly smaller molecules ranging from C9 to C15, the seed oil must be cracked, as well as isomerized to produce cycloparaffins and aromatics which improve properties of the fuel such as density and viscosity at low temperatures.