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Alkanes: Sources and Relevance

Alkanes: Sources and Importance

Alkanes do not only occur naturally in crude oil and natural gas but can also be found in living matter. Thus, methane, also called biogas, is generated from organic matter by fermentation.

Alkanes gained great technical importance through the various uses of crude oil. The diverse crude oil products, particularly in the area of polymeric materials, are an indispensable part of daily life. These three areas - crude oil, alkanes as natural products and polymers - are described in more detail on the following pages.

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