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A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.
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(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
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(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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Shashikanth, "Synthesis of lignan conjugates via cyclopropanation: Antimicrobial and antioxidant studies," Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol.
A review [41] on stereoselective cyclopropanation reactions discussed several new methods for synthesizing bicyclic lactones with a cyclopropane ring.
Dotz, Highly Regio-and Diastereoselective Chromium(0) -Catalysed Cyclopropanation of 1-Alkoxy-1,3-dienes with Diazo Compounds, Eur.
among others showed the use of complex I as a catalyst for the cyclopropanation of olefins and allylic activation by diazo-esters [19, 20, 27-29, 31-39].
Pellissier, "Recent developments in asymmetric cyclopropanation," Tetrahedron, vol.