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  • adj. Of or pertaining to paraffin, or to the alkanes
  • adj. aliphatic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Derived from or related to one of the paraffins.


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  • When the feedstock has a high paraffinic content, the primary function of hydrogen is to prevent the formation of polycyclic aromatic compounds.


  • That could work out to two and one or one and two, i.e. a paraffinic bond with one neighbor and an olefinic bond with the other, but the wonders of quantum mechanisms allows it to actually be one and a half bonds with each neighbor.

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  • Therefore it is the type of hydrocarbon (paraffinic, naphthenic, or aromatic) rather than its specific chemical compounds that is significant in the refining process.

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  • The paraffinic series of hydrocarbon compounds found in crude oil have the general formula CnH2n+2 and can be either straight chains (normal) or branched chains (isomers) of carbon atoms (Figure 1).

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  • Calumet has the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capability in the world, with a full line of naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, white mineral oils, petroleum waxes, petrolatum and hydrocarbon gels.

  • The algal fatty acid product is catalytically decarboxylated and converted into paraffinic hydrocarbons (alkanes), followed by mild hydrocracking and hydroisomerization to make biojet fuel comprised of C

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  • Given that the resulting fuels are paraffinic, they are almost identical to FT jet fuel. Home Page

  • Wyoming and Canada, although the amount from Canada has decreased as local refineries have been investing in equipment to refine the waxy, highly paraffinic crudes from eastern Utah. - Top Stories

  • Diesel fuel is a very complex mixture of thousands of individual compounds with carbon numbers between 9 and 23 (number of carbon atoms per hydrocarbon molecule) Most of these compounds are members of the paraffinic, naphthenic or aromatic class of hydrocarbons

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  • In the extracts from the diesel exhaust particles, there are over several thousands of components, for example paraffinic hydrocarbons, aromatics, oxygenates and other hydrocarbons.



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