Definition of naphthene in English:

naphthene

Pronunciation: /ˈnapTHēn//ˈnafTHēn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a group of cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbons (e.g., cyclohexane) obtained from petroleum.

    • ‘Since ethylenediamine is very polar, naphthenes are preferentially permeated to the solvent side.’
    • ‘Oils high in naphthene also contain more impurities such as phytotoxic aromatic and unsaturated hydrocarbons.’
    • ‘Most horticultural oils contain naphthene and paraffin compounds.’
    • ‘The octane numbers of alkyl-substituted naphthenes trend similarly to those of alkyl-substituted aromatics.’
    • ‘Also, a higher net production of light naphthenes can be achieved for lower values of U.’

Pronunciation:

naphthene

/ˈnapTHēn//ˈnafTHēn/