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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.’
- ‘These fuels contain paraffins, cycloparaffins, aromatics, and olefins.’
- ‘Paraffins are the second most common component found in petroleum, after cycloparaffins.’
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