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a·cy·clic com·pound

an organic compound in which the chain does not form a ring.

a·cy·clic com·pound

(ā-sik'lik kom'pownd)
An organic compound in which the chain does not form a ring.
Synonym(s): open chain compound.
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89 Aliphatic compound with mass 83+280 (likely associated to fresh OM) was not added because it is not indicative of the charring effect.
Use of this hydrophobicity index may improve prediction of water repellency from soil properties, as it is a direct measure of the proportion of C in the soil present as aliphatic compounds which cause water repellency.
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The synthesis chapters cover many ways of making each type of molecule starting with simple aromatic and aliphatic compounds with one functional group and progressing to molecules with many functional groups.
So, kerogen should include unstable formations, possible aliphatic compounds, which transform to more stable structures emitting equal quantity of water which does not depend on pyrolysis atmosphere.
The blackcurrant aroma isolated from berries was rich in aromatic and aliphatic compounds and oxygenated monoterpenes.
Also Bromoklor bromo-chlorinated aliphatic compounds effective as high-halogen plasticizers.