One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum products such as kerosene.
Chemical formula: C₁₀H₂₂; many isomers, especially the straight-chain isomer (n-decane), which is used as a solvent and in jet fuel research
- ‘Membranes were made from glycerolmonooleate in either decane or hexadecane.’
- ‘This restricted diffusional space would account for a decreased gH in various gA channels in GMO / decane in relation to GMO / squalene bilayers.’
- ‘The solvent was removed by evaporation with a N 2 stream and the dried lipid film was resuspended in decane to form a final total lipid concentration of 25 mg/ml.’
- ‘Bilayers were composed of 80% phosphatidylethanolamine and 20% phosphatidylcholine dissolved in decane at a final concentration of 50 mg/ml.’
- ‘These compounds are sufficiently soluble in decane to form stable bilayers if they are combined with DOPE.’
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