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- n. One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene series.
- n. A colorless, volatile, mobile liquid consisting of a mixture of different members of the group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene series. The colorless, volatile, mobile liquid commonly called amylene is a mixture of different members of the group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrocarbon (C5H10) obtained by the dehydration of amylic alcohol by means of zinc chlorid, etc. Amylene is a light, limpid, colorless liquid having a faint odor. At ordinary temperatures it speedily evaporates. It possesses anesthetic properties, and has been tried as a substitute for chloroform, but unsuccessfully, as it has proved to be extremely dangerous.
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At the same temperature of 350°C amyl alcohol vapour yields valeric aldehyde and hydrogen with copper, and amylene and water with thoria.
I invented for the same purpose the ether spray process, in which a benumbing cold was produced by projecting a volatile liquid like ether or amylene, or a stream of compressed gas ... on the part to be anaesthetized.
The order of their power as radiants and absorbents is that here indicated, bisulphide of carbon being the feeblest, and amylene the strongest of the six.
Thus, bisulphide of carbon has 3 atoms, chloroform 5, iodide of ethyl 8, benzol 12, and amylene 15 atoms in their respective molecules.