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- n. Plural form of hopane.
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Medeiros will look for petroleum biomarkers -- such as hopanes, steranes, terpanes -- and also polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are predominant components of oils.
The overall organic compound content of PM collected by the ESP, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), hopanes, steranes, and alkanes, was in good agreement with that of the reference sampler, with an average ESP - to - reference concentration ratio of 1.07 (+ / - 0.38).