naphthene


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naphthene

[′naf‚thēn]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the cycloparaffin derivatives of cyclopentane (C5H10) or cyclohexane (C6H12) found in crude petroleum.
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For TLA, the ratio of naphthene aromatic: polar aromatic : asphaltene is approximately equal to one, unlike the other asphalts, which generally have a low proportion of asphaltenes compared with aromatics (Chattergoon et al.