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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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E]ven a change as seemingly trivial as replacing an isopropyl group with the isosteric cyclopropyl group .
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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.
Second, the cyclopropyl ring is under strain and has been shown to be unstable under certain conditions.