- a water-insoluble, colorless liquid, C4H4S, resembling benzene, occurring in crude coal-tar benzene: used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
Also thi·o·phen [thahy-uh-fen] /ˈθaɪ əˌfɛn/.
Origin of thiophene
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Sodium thiophene sulphonate, thiophenetetra-bromide, thiophene diiodide, are all medicinals.
Thiophene and its derivatives are of considerable therapeutic interest.
The compound thus obtained is stated to have the same odor as thiophene, but no mention is made in regard to its uses.
This brings selenophene more akin to pyrrole than thiophene, but the group -NH- in the molecule of pyrrole is an auxochrome.
- A colorless liquid used as a solvent. The chemical properties of thiophene resemble those of benzene, which occurs with it in coal tar. Thiophene has a ring of four carbon atoms and one sulfur atom, and among its derivatives are biotin, various plant pigments, and some pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C4H4S.
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