Thiophene meaning

thīə-fēn
A colorless liquid, C4 H4 S, containing an aromatic ring composed of a sulfur atom and four carbon atoms, used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
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A heterocyclic, colorless liquid, C4H4S, resembling benzene and found in coal tar.
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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.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and an sulphur atom; especially the simplest one, C4H4S.
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Origin of thiophene

  • thio– ph(eno)– –ene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • thio- +"Ž phene ("benzene")

    From Wiktionary