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A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.


(ˌsaɪkləʊˈprəʊpeɪn; ˌsɪk-)
(Pharmacology) a colourless flammable gaseous hydrocarbon, used in medicine as an anaesthetic; trimethylene. It is a cycloalkane with molecules containing rings of three carbon atoms. Formula: C3H6; boiling pt: –34°C


(ˌsaɪ kləˈproʊ peɪn, ˌsɪk lə-)

a colorless, flammable gas, C3H6, used in organic synthesis and as an anesthetic.
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Noun1.cyclopropane - a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic
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the cis/trans ratio), the ratio of PLFAs indicating G- to those indicating G+, the ratio of saturated (S) to monounsaturated (M) PLFAs (S/M), and the ratio of the sum of cyclopropyl PLFAs to the sum of their monoenoic precursors ((cy17:0 + cy19:0)/(16:1[omega]+18:1[omega]7); called cy/pre) were analysed because they are considered indicators of physiological or nutritional stress in bacterial communities (Guckert et al.
Structure-based optimization of cyclopropyl urea derivatives as potent soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors for potential decrease of renal injury without hypotensive action.
E]ven a change as seemingly trivial as replacing an isopropyl group with the isosteric cyclopropyl group .
Second, the cyclopropyl ring is under strain and has been shown to be unstable under certain conditions.
In particular, cyclopropyl peptidomimetics have been reported to show anti-tumor activity, antidepressant activity, and antiviral activity.
Currently, one novel compound that contains both a cyclopropyl group on the nitrogen and a benzyl group on one of the carbons has been successfully synthesized by a multi-step process beginning with 1-cyanomethylsulfonyl-2-fluorobenzene.