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Benzene

Benzene

(Science: chemistry) a volatile, very inflammable liquid, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.

The benzene nucleus or benzene ring, is a closed chain or ring, consisting of six carbon atoms, each with one hydrogen atom attached, regarded as the type from which the aromatic compounds are derived.

Structure: C6H6

Origin: From benzoin.


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Is thiamin (thiamine) amine or not?

... to me, thiamine might not be an amine because the amino group is connected to an aromatic ring. I know phenylamines are amine groups connected to benzene rings. In thiamine, the amine group is connected to a pyrimidine ring. So I'm not sure but this may be why thiamine is not considered an amine...

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Re: thin layer chromatography

Hi Jack, I agree, though the xanthophylls might move a little. pi clouds might give some affinity with the conjugated mobile phase (benzene). - Jon

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