Definition of cycloparaffin in English:

cycloparaffin

noun

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

Pronunciation:

cycloparaffin

/sʌɪkləʊˈparəfɪn/