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from crude petroleum

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a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)

(British usage) kerosine

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The absence of carbon and ferric carbide in the solid phase show that lower paraffin hydrocarbons and, chiefly, methane without subjecting to the degradation with the formation of hydrogen and carbon can take part in the chemical addition reactions and cyclization of hydrocarbons.
Calumet Specialty Products has selected Velocys' FT technology for a GTL plant of about 1,400 bpd that it plans to put in the heart of the Marcellus shale, to produce paraffin hydrocarbons for food-grade waxes, cosmetics and lubricants.
Natural gas is largely composed of paraffin hydrocarbons having properties that are inter-dependent because of similar molecular structure.
Tetralin [Mathematical Expression Omitted] and fractions of paraffin oils (mixture of paraffin hydrocarbons, aromatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons) were used as solvents.
The simplest and analytically best documented are the paraffin or distillate waxes, these consisting mainly of a mixture of "normal" (alkane) paraffin hydrocarbons, having the well known generic formula [C.