Meaning of cycloheptane in English:

cycloheptane

Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪkləʊˈhɛpteɪn/

See synonyms for cycloheptane

noun

Chemistry
  • A flammable liquid cyclic hydrocarbon used as a solvent and synthetic intermediate.

    The cycloheptane molecule is a non-planar seven-membered ring. Formula: C₇H₁₄.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From cyclo- + heptane, perhaps after German Cycloheptan.