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A colorless liquid, C16H34, used as a solvent and as a performance standard for diesel fuels.

[Latin cētus, whale (so called because it is found in sperm whale oil); see Cetus + -ane.]


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless insoluble liquid alkane hydrocarbon used in the determination of the cetane number of diesel fuel. Formula: C16H34. Also called: hexadecane
[C19: from Latin cētus whale + -ane, so called because related compounds are found in sperm whale oil]


(ˈsi teɪn)

a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, the alkane C16H34, used as a solvent.
[1930–35; cet(yl) (cetyl alcohol) + -ane]
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The report"Fuel Additives Market by Application (Diesel, Gasoline, Aviation & Others), by Type (Deposit Control, Antioxidant, Corrosion, Inhibitor, Lubricity & CETANE Improvers & Others) and by Regions - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020" , published by MarketsandMarkets, The Fuel Additives Market is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.
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