Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to organic compounds having both aliphatic and cyclic characteristics or structures.

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  • adj. Of a class of organic compounds having both aliphatic (chain) and cyclic (ring) structure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pertaining to compounds that have a ring in the structure, but are not aromatic, as cyclohexane or cyclohexene. Compare aliphatic and aromatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., a term introduced by Bamberger to designate a compound containing a ring of carbon atoms but at the same time having many of the properties of the aliphatic or open-chain compounds.

Etymologies

ali(phatic) + cyclic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Göttingen, who, like von Baeyer, contributed to alicyclic chemistry, studying not only terpenes but also camphor and other components of ethereal oils.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry

  • University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "in recognition of his services to organic chemistry and the chemical industry by his pioneer work in the field of alicyclic compounds."

    The Nobel Stamps of 1970

  • Organic chemistry, during the decade that followed, was characterized by the study of the so-called alicyclic compounds, among which the terpenes and the closely related types of camphor with their derivatives played the most important part.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1910 - Presentation Speech

  • Following these discoveries Ruzicka and his co-workers were able to prepare the whole series of alicyclic ketones with 9 to over 30 carbon atoms as ring members, compounds that had previously been believed to be incapable to existence.

    Leopold Ruzicka - Biography

  • University, for the services which he has rendered in the development of organic chemistry and the chemical industry by his pioneering work in the field of alicyclic compounds.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1910 - Presentation Speech

  • For this reason the alicyclic series has, since the middle of the eighties, assumed such size and importance as to make it the equal of the other three main series within organic chemistry.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1910 - Presentation Speech

  • They thus opened a new chapter of alicyclic chemistry, which was then as unfamiliar to Ruzicka as it was to Staudinger.

    Leopold Ruzicka - Biography

  • Sciences has awarded to you this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry in recognition of the momentous services you rendered in the development of organic chemistry and the chemical industry by your pioneering work in the field of alicyclic compounds.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1910 - Presentation Speech

  • Wallach received the Nobel Prize in 1910 for his work on alicyclic compounds.

    Otto Wallach - Biography

  • What is difference between alicyclic unsaturated hydrocarbons and aromatic non-benzenoid compounds? en Español

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