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  • n. Any of very many isomers of the aliphatic hydrocarbon having twenty-one carbon atoms, but especially n-heneicosane CH3(CH2)19CH3

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless hydrocarbon, C21H44, found in brown coal paraffin. It melts at 40.4° C., and boils at 215° C. under 15 millimeters pressure.


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  • Blaustein's group then conducted outdoor experiments on potential chemicals and determined that two of these N. maculata-released chemicals, n-tricosane and n-heneicosane, repelled these mosquitoes from laying eggs.

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