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*  Wax motor
Specific examples include paraffin waxes in the straight-chain n-alkanes series. These melt and solidify over a well-defined ...
*  Higher alkanes
... are alkanes having nine or more carbon atoms. Nonane is the lightest alkane to have a flash point above 25 °C, ... The properties listed here refer to the straight-chain alkanes (or: n-alkanes). This group of n-alkanes is generally liquid ... "alkanes with a higher number of carbon atoms". One definition distinguishes the higher alkanes as the n-alkanes that are solid ... However, the higher alkanes have little value and are usually split into lower alkanes by cracking. ...
*  Alkane
Hence, alkanes form the upper layer in an alkane-water mixture. The molecular structure of the alkanes directly affects their ... Alkanes also pose a threat to the environment. Branched alkanes have a lower biodegradability than unbranched alkanes. However ... see List of alkanes. Simple branched alkanes often have a common name using a prefix to distinguish them from linear alkanes, ... The odd-numbered alkanes have a lower trend in melting points than even numbered alkanes. This is because even numbered alkanes ...
*  Perfluoroalkoxy alkane
Perfluoroalkoxy alkanes or PFA are fluoropolymers. They are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene (C2F4) and perfluoroethers ( ...
*  Alkane stereochemistry
... concerns the stereochemistry of alkanes. Alkane conformers are one of the subjects of alkane ... Alkane conformers arise from rotation around sp3 hybridised carbon carbon sigma bonds. The smallest alkane with such a chemical ... More alkane conformations exist in cyclic alkanes; see cyclohexane conformations. More on the impact of gauche interactions; ... Naming alkanes per standards listed in the IUPAC Gold Book is done according to the Klyne-Prelog system for specifying angles ( ...
*  List of straight-chain alkanes
The following is a list of straight-chain and branched alkanes and their common names, sorted by number of carbon atoms. (R ... means the page is redirected to higher alkanes) Isomer Count A calculator that can determine the number of isomers ... stereoisomers and structurally unfavourable isomers for a particular alkane.. ...
*  Alkane metathesis
... is a class of chemical reaction in which an alkane is rearranged to give a longer or shorter alkane product. ... Abstract "Catalytic Alkane Metathesis by Tandem Alkane Dehydrogenation-Olefin Metathesis." Goldman, A. S.; Roy, A. H.; Huang, Z ... but alkane methathesis operates on a carbon-carbon single bond. Alkane metathesis is catalyzed by metal-containing compounds or ... Numerous applications for alkane metathesis involving petrochemicals and fuels can be envisaged. For example, the conversion of ...
*  Alkane 1-monooxygenase
In enzymology, an alkane 1-monooxygenase (EC 1.14.15.3) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reactions an alkane + reduced ... Other names in common use include alkane 1-hydroxylase, omega-hydroxylase, fatty acid omega-hydroxylase, alkane monooxygenase, ... Alkanes of 6 to 22 carbons have been observed as substrates. This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is alkane, reduced-rubredoxin:oxygen 1-oxidoreductase. ...
*  Hexane
All alkanes are colorless. The boiling points of the various hexanes are somewhat similar and, as for other alkanes, are ... Hexane /ˈhɛkseɪn/ is an alkane of six carbon atoms, with the chemical formula C6H14. The term may refer to any of the five ... Higher alkanes present as impurities in hexanes have similar retention times as the solvent, meaning that fractions containing ... This may result in a solid compound being obtained as an oil and the alkanes may interfere with analysis. Hexanes are chiefly ...
*  Ring flip
The six-membered ring of the alkane, cyclohexane, has the 'chair' as its preferred conformation and through proton NMR it would ...
*  Long-chain acyl-(acyl-carrier-protein) reductase
Schirmer, A.; Rude, M.A.; Li, X.; Popova, E.; del Cardayre, S.B. (2010). "Microbial biosynthesis of alkanes". Science. 329 ( ...
*  Fischer-Tropsch process
Most of the alkanes produced tend to be straight-chain, suitable as diesel fuel. In addition to alkane formation, competing ... Increasing the pressure leads to higher conversion rates and also favors formation of long-chained alkanes, both of which are ... In addition, the alkene to alkane ratio increases. Fischer-Tropsch catalysts are sensitive to poisoning by sulfur-containing ... and alkanes. This conversion is called gasification and the product is called synthesis gas ("syngas"). Synthesis gas obtained ...
*  Polyolefin
page needed] "Properties of Alkanes." Retrieved on June 24, 2013 L. R. Rudnick and R. L. Shubkin, ed. (1999). Synthetic ...
*  Organoaluminium chemistry
Acids react to give alkanes. For example, alcohols give alkoxides: AlR'3 + ROH → 1/n (R'2Al−OR)n + R'H A wide variety of acids ...
*  Saturated and unsaturated compounds
Alkanes Butanol, acetaldehyde, propanone, butyric acid saturated fatty acids (e.g., stearic acid and palmitic acid) Unsaturated ... Saturated hydrocarbons are called alkanes. An unsaturated compound is a chemical compound that contains carbon-carbon double ... or Alkanes". Purdue University Division of Chemical Education. ... which are not possible with saturated compounds such as alkanes ...
*  Paraffin wax
"Alkane reactions". Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry. Belmont, CA: Cengage. p. 364. ISBN 978-0-538-73332- ... In chemistry, paraffin is used synonymously with alkane, indicating hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n+2. The name is ...
*  Staggered conformation
Alkane stereochemistry. ...
*  Polarizability
Alkanes are the most polarizable molecules. Although alkenes and arenes are expected to have larger polarizability than alkanes ... Water is a very polar molecule, but alkanes and other hydrophobic molecules are more polarizable. Water with its permanent ... This results because of alkene's and arene's more electronegative sp2 carbons to the alkane's less electronegative sp3 carbons ... because of their higher reactivity compared to alkanes, alkanes are in fact more polarizable. ...
*  Tetracosane
... , also called tetrakosane, is an alkane hydrocarbon with the structural formula H(CH2)24H. As with other alkanes, ... List of alkanes "tetracosane - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 16 ...
*  Gas detector
... aldehydes and alkanes; H2S, NH3, PH3 and organic acids. There is no response to standard components of air or to mineral acids ...
*  Carbon-hydrogen bond activation
Hartwig reported a highly regioselective arene and alkane borylation catalyzed by a rhodium complex. In the case of alkanes, ... In the latter example, the reaction is presumed to proceed via the oxidative addition of alkane to a 16-electron iridium(I) ... This so-called Shilov system is today one of the few true catalytic systems for alkane functionalizations. In some cases, ... Du, X.; Houk, K. N. (1998). "Transition states for Alkane Oxidations by Dioxiranes". J. Org. Chem. 63: 6480-6483. doi:10.1021/ ...
*  Clostridium acetobutylicum
In 2013, the first microbial production of short-chain alkanes was reported - which is a considerable step toward the ... Oct 2013). "Microbial production of short-chain alkanes". Nature. 502 (7472): 571-4. doi:10.1038/nature12536. PMID 24077097. ...
*  Biofuel
Choi, Y. J.; Lee, S. Y. (2013). "Microbial production of short-chain alkanes". Nature. 502: 571-4. doi:10.1038/nature12536. ... while KAIST researchers developed a strain capable of producing short-chain alkanes, free fatty acids, fatty esters and fatty ...
*  Zircon
Staff (June 2007). "Dubbo Zirconia Project Fact Sheet June 2014" (PDF). Alkane Resources Limited. Retrieved 2007-09-10. "The ...
*  Haloalkane
Alkanes react with halogens by free radical halogenation. In this reaction a hydrogen atom is removed from the alkane, then ... Their boiling points are higher than the corresponding alkanes and scale with the atomic weight and number of halides. This is ... The formal naming of haloalkanes should follow IUPAC nomenclature, which put the halogen as a prefix to the alkane. For example ... As they contain fewer C-H bonds, halocarbons are less flammable than alkanes, and some are used in fire extinguishers. ...