paraffin [obsolete]

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Obsolescent term for saturated @H02889@, commonly but not necessarily acyclic. Still widely used in the petrochemical industry, where the term designates acyclic saturated @H02889@, and stands in contradistinction to @N04084@.
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1356 [Terms] [Paper]