Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hydrocarbon, C12H10, obtained from coal-tar and also prepared artificially by heating a-ethylnaphthalene.

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  • noun organic chemistry A hydrocarbon, found in coal tar, derived from naphthalene by the addition of a short aliphatic bridge.

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  • According to Gowanus Lounge the toxic chemicals Whole Foods will have to deal with include (but, hey are probably not limited to): volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds (including napthalene and mixed xylenes), metals, benzene, acenaphthene, phenol and lead.

    Welcome To The Future Home Of The Hazmat Whole Foods - The Consumerist

  • Naphthalene and acenaphthene can also be usefully hydrogenated with nickel.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • Oil sands operations, however, produced the overwhelming bulk of several dangerous substances: for example, bitumen mines generated nearly all of the Canadian total of acenaphthene, one of a bevy of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons released around Fort McMurray.

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  • Oil sands operations, however, produced the overwhelming bulk of several dangerous substances: for example, bitumen mines generated nearly all of the Canadian total of acenaphthene, one of a bevy of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons released around Fort McMurray.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • And their volumes are growing in north-eastern Alberta: companies generated 42 per cent more acenaphthene in 2009 than they did in 2006.

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  • And their volumes are growing in north-eastern Alberta: companies generated 42 per cent more acenaphthene in 2009 than they did in 2006.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Oil sands operations, however, produced the overwhelming bulk of several dangerous substances: for example, bitumen mines generated nearly all of the Canadian total of acenaphthene, one of a bevy of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons released around Fort McMurray.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • And their volumes are growing in north-eastern Alberta: companies generated 42 per cent more acenaphthene in 2009 than they did in 2006.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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