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Any of three colorless, flammable isomeric hydrocarbons, C5H12, derived from petroleum and used as solvents.
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(Elements & Compounds) an alkane hydrocarbon having three isomers, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n-pentane) which is a colourless flammable liquid used as a solvent. Formula: C5H12
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(ˈpɛn teɪn)

a hydrocarbon of the methane series having three liquid isomers, the most important of which, C5H12, is a highly volatile petroleum distillate used as a solvent and an anesthetic.
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Siri refinery began operations in 2013 and has since boosted its daily production capacity to thousands of barrels of butane, propane as well as the rare pentane hydrocarbon a chemical with many industrial applications that Iran\'s Persian Gulf neighbors have not been successful in producing.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has joined the club of few countries that can produce pentane, a strategic gas product, Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) announced.
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Residents of Kimble Grove fear the Eccleston and Hart factory, in Kingsbury Road, will belch out pentane gas - a narcotic and flammable chemical.
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Session 4 on foaming polyurethanes will include the following presentations: "HFC blowing agents for rigid insulation foams," Lotbar Zipfel and Christoph Meurer, Solvay Fluor, Germany; "Recent developments in the use of HFC-245fa blowing agent for rigid polyurethane foam," Saskia Walraedt, Honeywell, Belgium; "New developments in applications of methylal as blowing agent for rigid, flexible, integral skin and microcellular polyurethane foams," Michel Beaujean, Lambiotte & Cie, S.A., Belgium; "Pentane spray system: An effective and safe technology," Claudio Chittolini and Valentina Robles, Ediltec Srl, Italy; and "Cell structure and thermal conductivity of rigid polyurethane foams blown with cyclopentane in different molds," Aleksander Prociak, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.