thiophene definition by Webster's New World
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a heterocyclic, colorless liquid, CHS, resembling benzene and found in coal tar
Origin: thio- plush obsolete phene, benzene ; from French phène: see phen-
thiophene definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A colorless liquid, C4H4S, used as a solvent.
Origin: thio- + ph(eno)- + -ene.
thiophene - Science Definition
A colorless liquid used as a solvent. The chemical properties of thiophene resemble those of benzene, which occurs with it in coal tar. Thiophene has a ring of four carbon atoms and one sulfur atom, and among its derivatives are biotin, various plant pigments, and some pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C4H4S.