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(organic chemistry)
C6H14 Volatile, flammable, colorless liquid boiling at 50°C; used as high-octane component of motor and aviation gasolines.



(also called 2,2-dimethylbutane), CH3C (CH3)2 - CH2CH3, a colorless liquid with a boiling point of 49.7°C. Neo-hexane is a component of petroleums and gasolines. It is used as a high-octane ingredient in the production of premium gasolines.

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Also 2,2-dimethylbutane, 2,3-dimethylbutane, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane are targeted in the operations of alkylation of ethylene.
Pollutant category Pollutants Inert (nonaromatic, Cyclopentane, methylcyclopentane, nonalkane) methylcyclohexane, sulfur, EC, CO, N[O.sub.2] Polar (nonaldehyde) Acetic acid, 2-butanone, organic carbon Aromatic Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m-xylene and p-xylene, o-xylene, n-propylbenzene, p-ethyltoluene, m-ethyltoluene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene and sec-butylbenzene Aldehyde Benzaldehyde, heptanal, hexanal, octanal Alkane 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane, 2,2-dimethylbutane, 2,3,4-trimethylpentane, 2,3-dimethylbutane.
The other commercial fuels were considered equivalent to 2,2-dimethylbutane and cyclohexane.