neopentane

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neopentane

[¦nē·ō′pen‚tān]
(organic chemistry)
C5H12 Colorless liquid boiling at 10°C; soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water; a hydrocarbon found as a minor component of natural gasoline.
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[53] studied the autoignition characteristics of the three [C.sub.5] isomers, n-pentane, 2-methylbutane (iso-pentane), and 2,2-dimethylpropane (neo-pentane) using a CFR engine.
--pentane, its isomer 2,2-dimethylpropane in particular, constituting more than 1% in gasoline;