Definition of cycloalkane in US English:



  • another term for cycloparaffin
    • ‘The group of cycloalkanes are also known as naphthenes, as they are compounds of petroleum or naphtha’
    • ‘The cycloalkanes are saturated hydrocarbons like the alkanes, but form rings with two hydrogen atoms per carbon.’
    • ‘As we have shown, the use of a photomediator has a dramatic effect on the C - C bond forming reaction between alkynes and cycloalkanes in terms of reaction times and yields.’
    • ‘They had reacted a conjugated diene with a simple alkene to generate a cycloalkane.’
    • ‘Cycloalkanes are fairly common in the world of organic chemistry, both man-made and natural.’