Definition of decane in US English:

decane

noun

Chemistry
  • 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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Membranes were made from glycerolmonooleate in either decane or hexadecane.’
    • ‘These compounds are sufficiently soluble in decane to form stable bilayers if they are combined with DOPE.’

Pronunciation

decane

/ˈdekān//ˈdɛkeɪn/