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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crystalline hydrocarbon, C32H66, of the methane series, prepared by the action of sodium amalgam on cetyliodide and contained in petroleum. It melts at 70.5° C., and boils at 310° C. under 15 millimeters pressure: also called dotriacontane and dicetyl.

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