Definition of cycloparaffin in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsīklōˈperəfən/ /ˌsaɪkloʊˈpɛrəfən/


  • A hydrocarbon with a molecule containing a ring of carbon atoms joined by single bonds.

    ‘In a preferred embodiment of the process of the present invention, the cycloparaffin is cyclohexane or cyclododecane.’
    • ‘The contents of cycloparaffins were calculated gravimetrically in each separated fraction and also analyzed by mass spectrometry methods.’
    • ‘Hydrocarbons are divided into groups of which those of especial interest to geologists are the paraffin, cycloparaffin and aromatic groups.’
    • ‘Paraffins are the second most common component found in petroleum, after cycloparaffins.’
    • ‘These fuels contain paraffins, cycloparaffins, aromatics, and olefins.’