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Descriptor in English: Alkanes
Descriptor in Spanish: Alcanos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Alcanos
Descriptor in French: Alcanes
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.146
Scope note: The generic name for the group of aliphatic hydrocarbons Cn-H2n+2. They are denoted by the suffix -ane. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: cycloalkanes = CYCLOPARAFFINS
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 66
DeCS UI: 475
Descriptor UI: D000473
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/16
Alkanes - Preferred
Concept UI M0000716
Scope note The generic name for the group of aliphatic hydrocarbons Cn-H2n+2. They are denoted by the suffix -ane. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Alkanes



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