The typical structure of cyclopentane is the "envelope" conformation.
It is formed by cracking cyclohexane in the presence of alumina at a high temperature and pressure. It was first prepared in 1893 by the German chemist Johannes Wislicenus.
1 Industrial usage 2 Formulation of cycloalkanes 3 References 4 External links
Half-chair conformation of lower-energy state chemical structure of cyclopentane.
^ Record of cyclopentane in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, accessed on 28 February 2015 ^ a b c d e f "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0171". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). ^ J. Wislicenus and W. Hentschel (1893) "Der Pentamethenylalkohol und seine Derivate" (Cyclopentanol and its derivatives), Annalen der Chemie, 275 : 322-330; see especially pages 327-330. Wislicenus prepared cyclopentane from cyclopentanone ("Ketopentamethen"), which is prepared by heating calcium adipate. ^ Greenpeace - Appliance Insulation Archived 2008-10-30 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Pennzane - lubrication technology
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