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chain compound:

see aliphatic compoundaliphatic compound
, any of a large class of organic compounds whose carbon atoms are joined together in straight or branched open chains rather than in rings. The hydrocarbons of the alkane, alkene, and alkyne series are aliphatic compounds, as are fatty acids and many other
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This is a long chain compound having pyrole, amine and ketonic functional groups.
stratiotes indicate that it is mainly composed of the long chain compounds including pyrol, furan, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones.
The n-hexane fraction of water hyacinth was found to contain large quantities of the long chain compounds.