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  • Alkanes, also known as paraffins, are chemical compounds that consist only of the elements carbon (C) and hydrogen (H)(i.e.,hydrocarbons), wherein these atoms are linked together exclusively by single bonds without any cyclic structure.
  • Alkanes belong to a homologous series of organic compounds in which the members differ by a constant relative atomic mass of 14.
  • An alkyl group is a functional group or side-chain that, like an alkane, consists solely of singly-bonded carbon and hydrogen atoms, for example a methyl or ethyl group.
  • Saturated hydrocarbons can be linear (general formula CnH2n+2) wherein the carbon atoms are joined in a snake-like structure, branched wherein the carbon backbone splits off in one or more directions, or cyclic wherein the carbon backbone is linked so as to form a loop.
  • According to the definition by IUPAC, the former two are alkanes, whereas the third group is called cycloalkanes.
  • The simplest possible alkane is methane, CH4. There is no limit to the number of carbon atoms that can be linked together, the only limitation being that the molecule is acyclic, is saturated, and is a hydrocarbon.
  • Alkanes are not very reactive and have little biological activity. Alkanes can be viewed as a molecular scaffold upon which can be hung the interesting biologically-active/reactive portions of the molecule.
  • Alkenes or alkynes react with hydrogen in the presence of nickel catalyst at 200-300°C to form alkanes. Other catalysts that can be used are platinum and palladium.
  • Alkyl halides undergo reduction with nascent hydrogen to form alkanes.
  • When the sodium salt of a carboxylic acid is heati strongly with sodalime , a molecule of carbon dioxide is split off as carbonate Amdahl alkane is formed. Notice that the alkane so produced contains one carbon less than the original acid.
  • Alkyl magnesium halides are obtained by treating alkyl halides with magnesium in anhydrous ether. These on treatment with water give alkanes.
  • Alkanes from hexadecane upwards form the most important components of fuel oil and lubricating oil.
  • Many solid alkanes find use as paraffin wax, for example, in candles. This should not be confused however with true wax, which consists primarily of esters.
  • Propane, for example, is used in the propane gas burner, butane in disposable cigarette lighters. The two alkanes are used as propellants in aerosol sprays.
  • The first four alkanes are used mainly for heating and cooking purposes, and in some countries for electricity generation.
  • Methane and ethane are the main components of natural gas; they are normally stored as gases under pressure.
  • Related to environmental or aquatic toxicology, alkanes are generally not of much toxicological concern .
  • Alkanes
  • Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons .
  • Introduction to 3D Structures
  • The Alkane Family
  • Alkanes, also known as paraffins
  • Alkadienes
  • Alkanes and cycloalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alkynes
  • Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
  • Nomenclature of alkanes
  • A Biological Tool Kit For The Synthesis & Assembly of Materials for Electronics & energy.


  • Application of Genetic Algorithms to Structure Elucidation of Halogenated Alkanes Considering the Corresponding 13C NMR Spectra
  • Preparation of synthetic steamcracker feed from cycloalkanes (or aromatics) on zeolite catalysts
  • Phase equilibria of alkanol/alkane mixtures in new oil and gas process development
  • Linear Retention Index Function (LRI) in GCMSsolution 2.4 An excellent help for identification confirmation of target compounds in complex chromatograms
  • Ortho-Positronium in Some n-Alkanes, In°uence of Temperature and Pressure
  • Activation of Alkanes in Zeolites DFT Studies of EFAL Species in Olefin Formation

Company Profile

  • Company  In England
  • Company  In Germany
  • Company  In  Canada


  • Consultant From UK
  • Consultant From Southern Poland
  • Alkane Experts
  • Consultant From India
  • Consultant From Georgia


  • Understanding Biobased/Biodegradable and the Industry’s Standardized Tests and Definitions
  • US Ethane Outlook
  • Current Market Conditions
  • Propane Market
  • Propane Prices
  • Outlook for The U.S. Propane Market
  • Natural Gas & Liquids
  • Challenges in Combustion


  • Catalysis in Biomass Conversion Hydrogen and Alkanes fromBiomass-derived Molecule
  • E- Business Expands Into The China Market
  • n-Alkane Category:decane, undecane, dodecane
  • Propane Background
  • The Reactions of Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes
  • Saturated Hydrocarbon Alkanes


  • Suppliers Of Butane Gas
  • Suppliers Of Methane
  • Manufacturers Of Pentane
  • Propane Suppliers 


  • Continuation of an Investigation into the Anaerobic Intrinsic Bioremediation of Whole Gasoline – Final Report
  • Directed Evolution of Hydrocarbon Utilizing Bacteria for High Molecular Weight Substrates
  • Efficient Interconversion of Chemical and Electrical Energy: Electrocatalysis with Discrete Transition Metal Complexes
  • Selective Catalytic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Alkane to olefins
  • Catalytic Reduction of NOx with Hydrocarbons using Pd- Based Catalysts: Resistance to SO2 and Other Stack Gases
  • Novel Process Will Replace Conventional Acrylic Acid/Propylene Production Processes
  • Subtidal Monitoring: Recovery of sediments in the northwestern Gulf of Alaska
  • Selective oxidation of alkanes in basic zeolites


  • Alkanes Entry
  • Project Update/Testimonial and a personal thankyouto DCDC
  • Meeting Report
  • Investigation Of Atmospheric Ozone Formation Potentials Of Alkanes
  • About the Scientific Committee
  • Laboratory & Reporting Instruction for The CEN/ BT/ TF 120 Oil Spill Identification


  • Centia™ – An Innovative Technology for Converting any Renewable Oil into High-Value Biofuels
  • Phase Behaviour Of Athabasca Vacum Bottoms + n-alkane Mixtures
  • Production of Liquid Alkanes by Aqueous-Phase Processing of Biomass-Derived Carbohydrates
  • The solar Occulation Flux Method, A New Technique To Quantify Fungitive Voc Emissions
  • Spreading kinetics for low viscosity n-alkanes on a water surface as recorded by the high-speed video system


  • Alkane 4
  • Ecoscint XR
  • Marathon Natural Gas
  • N-Paraffin
  • Alkane 8
  • Propane


  • Decabromodiphenyl Alkane Process
  • Catalyst for Aromatization of Alkanes, Process of Making & Process of Using Thereof
  • L- Amino di carboxylic acid Alkanes
  • Process For Manufacturing Alkanes
  • Process For Manufacturing Alkanes With Methane
  • Oxychlorinating of alkanes
  • Process for Separating & Recovering Multi methyl Branched Alkanes
  • Semi Fluorinated Alkanes & Their Use

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