CHEBI:16183 - methane

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ChEBI Name methane
ChEBI ID CHEBI:16183
Definition A one-carbon compound in which the carbon is attached by single bonds to four hydrogen atoms. It is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic but flammable gas (b.p. −161°C).
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Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:6811, CHEBI:14585, CHEBI:25220
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Formula CH4
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 16.04246
Monoisotopic Mass 16.031
InChI InChI=1S/CH4/h1H4
InChIKey VNWKTOKETHGBQD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES [H]C([H])([H])[H]
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): greenhouse gas
A gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range, so contributing to the 'greenhouse effect'.
Biological Role(s): bacterial metabolite
Any prokaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in bacteria.
Application(s): fossil fuel
A fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas which has formed over many years through the decomposition of deposited vegetation which was under extreme pressure of an overburden of earth.
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Outgoing methane (CHEBI:16183) has role bacterial metabolite (CHEBI:76969)
methane (CHEBI:16183) has role fossil fuel (CHEBI:35230)
methane (CHEBI:16183) has role greenhouse gas (CHEBI:76413)
methane (CHEBI:16183) is a alkane (CHEBI:18310)
methane (CHEBI:16183) is a mononuclear parent hydride (CHEBI:37176)
methane (CHEBI:16183) is a one-carbon compound (CHEBI:64708)
methane (CHEBI:16183) is conjugate acid of methanide (CHEBI:29438)
Incoming halomethane (CHEBI:39279) has parent hydride methane (CHEBI:16183)
hydridocarbon(•) (CHEBI:29430) has parent hydride methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanetriyl (CHEBI:29431) has parent hydride methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanimine (CHEBI:38220) has parent hydride methane (CHEBI:16183)
methyl (CHEBI:29309) has parent hydride methane (CHEBI:16183)
methane clathrate (CHEBI:132140) has part methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanide (CHEBI:29438) is conjugate base of methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanediylidene group (CHEBI:30040) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanetetrayl group (CHEBI:30039) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanetriyl group (CHEBI:29433) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methanylylidene group (CHEBI:29432) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methyl group (CHEBI:32875) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methylene group (CHEBI:50728) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methylidene group (CHEBI:29358) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
methylidyne group (CHEBI:29429) is substituent group from methane (CHEBI:16183)
IUPAC Names
methane
tetrahydridocarbon
Synonyms Sources
CH4 IUPAC
marsh gas NIST Chemistry WebBook
metano ChEBI
Methan ChEBI
Methane KEGG COMPOUND
methane UniProt
méthane ChEBI
methyl hydride ChemIDplus
Database Links Databases
c0095 UM-BBD
C01438 KEGG COMPOUND
CH3 PDBeChem
CH4 MetaCyc
FR994032 Patent
HMDB02714 HMDB
Methane Wikipedia
US2583090 Patent
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1718732 Beilstein Registry Number ChemIDplus
1718732 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
59 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
74-82-8 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
74-82-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
74-82-8 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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07 June 2016