saturated hydrocarbon


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saturated hydrocarbon

[′sach·ə‚rād·əd ¦hī·drə′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A saturated carbon-hydrogen compound with all carbon bonds filled; that is, there are no double or triple bonds as in olefins and acetylenics.
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Gas chromatograms of the saturated hydrocarbons of selected Nangqian oil shale samples are shown in Figure 4, and the parameters of all samples are summarized in Table 2.
At that time, without oxygen, the world was full of sulfide, or hydrogen sulfide, metallic iron, dissolved iron in the FeII state, and all the saturated hydrocarbons that had been formed since the beginning of life under reducing conditions.
For example, saturated hydrocarbons in the Biluo Co oil shale of the Shuanghu area have been investigated by Lin et al.
It was found that all the fractions were mainly composed of saturated hydrocarbons with good percentages of unsaturated hydrocarbons.
Chain alkanes are the most abundant compounds in saturated hydrocarbon fraction, which occupy 50-80% in general (Fig.
The objectives included studying the effect different process conditions had on the mass fraction of C9-C15 saturated hydrocarbons in the liquid product.
The data from air monitoring for the period 2005-2009 were used in the settlements of the study area according to the following values: hydrogen sulfide, saturated hydrocarbons C1-C10, benzene, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and dioxide, methane, suspended solids.
These mineral oils contain aromatic and saturated hydrocarbons that can be easily absorbed and over time, accumulate in the body.
The products are diesel-range saturated hydrocarbons that are suitable for use as high-grade fuels for vehicles," Lercher added.
Mineral oils can endanger human health because they can contain aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogenic, and also short-chained saturated hydrocarbons, which can be easily absorbed by the body and can accumulate in several organs over a long period.
The Indian formulation eats up all four layers of crude -- waxy element or saturated hydrocarbons, aromatic component or benzene compounds, NSO (compounds of nitrogen and sulphur) and asphaltene or tar.