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naph·tha·lene

also naph·tha·line  (năf′thə-lēn′, năp′-) or naph·tha·lin (-lĭn)
n.
A white crystalline aromatic compound, C10H8, derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent. Also called tar camphor.


naph′tha·len′ic (-lĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Based on the nature and structure of hydrogen carbon molecules are divided into three groups: straight hydrocarbon carbon (saturated and unsaturated); Hydrocarbons (naphthalin); aromatic carbohydrates [1].
The cDNA cloning and mRNA expression of heat shock protein 70 gene in the haemocytes of bay scallop (Argopecten irradians, Lamarck 1819) responding to bacteria challenge and naphthalin stress.
The buds of the clove tree contain eugenol, naphthalin, caryophyllen, and gallotannic, and the bark and stem caryophyllen.