Hopane vs Hopene - What's the difference?

hopane | hopene |


As nouns the difference between hopane and hopene

is that hopane is (organic chemistry) a hopanoid hydrocarbon while hopene is (biochemistry) a pentacyclic triterpene hydrocarbon produced from squalene by a cyclase enzyme.

hopane

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A hopanoid hydrocarbon
  • Derived terms

    * bacteriohopane * bacteriohopanepolyol * bacteriohopanetetrol * bacteriohopanoid * hopanoid

    hopene

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (biochemistry) A pentacyclic triterpene hydrocarbon produced from squalene by a cyclase enzyme