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n series of carbon atoms found in acyclic organic compounds that are successively linked without any branches.
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Normal Butane: A normally gaseous straight-chain hydrocarbon.
A normally gaseous straight-chain hydrocarbon that is a colorless paraffinic gas which boils at a temperature of 31.
The most obvious difference between the GKT I and BKT II is in the ratio of straight-chain n-paraffins to 1-olefins.
There are several reports of straight-chain aldehyde emissions associated with wood products.
While all organic matter is subject to radiolysis (radiation-induced decomposition), lubricants made from aromatic ring structures exhibit greater stability towards radiation than lubricants based on straight-chain hydrocarbons.
Paraffin wax is a mixture of solid straight-chain hydrocarbons ranging in melting points from 44 [degrees] C to 66 [degrees] C.
For instance, scientists learned to convert combustion-poor straight-chain hydrocarbons into cleaner-burning, highoctane branched hydrocarbon fuels.
That ingredient, laurate, represents one of several commercially important fatty acids -- straight-chain, carbon-based molecules in fats and oils, says Toni A.
As a result, he's found, "these molecules remain liquid under conditions where other straight-chain molecules would solidify.
Fatty acids are straight-chain, carbon-based molecules that are among the building blocks of fats and oils.
Cocure organomercury compounds function as polymerization or straight-chain catalysts for a wide range of castable two-component PU elastomers.
Company's Cocure organomercury compounds function as polymerization or straight-chain catalysts for a wide range of castable two-component PU elastomers.