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aliphatic
straight chain of carbon atoms of a propane molecule

al·i·phat·ic

 (ăl′ə-făt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or designating a group of organic chemical compounds in which the carbon atoms are linked in open chains.

[From Greek aleiphar, aleiphat-, oil, from aleiphein, to anoint with oil; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

aliphatic

(ˌælɪˈfætɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) (of an organic compound) not aromatic, esp having an open chain structure, such as alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes
[C19: from Greek aleiphat-, aleiphar oil]

al•i•phat•ic

(ˌæl əˈfæt ɪk)

adj.
pertaining to nonaromatic hydrocarbon compounds in which the constituent carbon atoms form open chains.
[1885–90; < Greek aleiphat-, s. of áleiphar oil, fat + -ic]
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aliphatic
the straight chain of carbon atoms of a propane molecule

al·i·phat·ic

(ăl′ə-făt′ĭk)
Relating to organic compounds that do not contain a benzene ring; not aromatic. Alkanes are aliphatic compounds. Compare aromatic.

aliphatic

Describes organic compounds composed of carbon atoms in straight or branched chains.
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Adj.1.aliphatic - having carbon atoms linked in open chains
open-chain, acyclic - having an open chain structure
Translations
aliphatisch
alifaattinen
aliphatique
alifatisk
alifatisk
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Summary: Aliphatic hydrocarbons including resolved aliphatics (C11-C30), isoprenoids (phytane and pristane) and unresolved complex mixture, as well as total aromatic hydrocarbons were analyzed in 25 surface sediment samples represented five sites along Jeddah coast, Red Sea.
The concentration levels, spatial distributions of resolved aliphatics, total aromatic hydrocarbons in addition to unresolved complex mixture in surface sediment samples from Jeddah coast were detected.
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The pyrolysis gases are condensed in a two-stage condenser to give a low sulphur content distillate comprising straight and branched chain aliphatics, cyclic aliphatics and aromatic hydrocarbons which Cynar says is essentially equivalent to a petroleum distillate.
However, fluidised-bed pyrolysis of oil shales (flash pyrolysis at high heating rates) produces oils which contain more aromatics and less aliphatics.
The column was then sequentially eluted under vacuum with pentane, benzene, ethyl acetate and methanol to produce aliphatics, aromatics, ester and polar fractions, respectively.
Polyoil 110 is a nonpolar stereospecific, low viscosity, unsaponifiable liquid polybutadiene soluble in aliphatics, aromatics and ethers.
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Cycloaliphatics--in between aromatics and aliphatics, usually require heat cure unless accelerated or specifically formulated.
Aliphatic amines for fast cure at room temperature.
The Global Solvent Report provides in-depth information on the major solvent types: Aromatics, Alcohols, Esters, Aliphatics, Ketones, Glycols, Glycol ethers, and Halogenated solvents as well as over 20 other widely used miscellaneous solvents.