CHEBI:16183 - methane

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ChEBI Name methane
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 16.03130
InChI InChI=1S/CH4/h1H4
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 gas molecular entity (CHEBI:138675)
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)
Synonyms Sources
marsh gas NIST Chemistry WebBook
metano ChEBI
Methan ChEBI
methane UniProt
méthane ChEBI
methyl hydride ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
c0095 UM-BBD
CH4 MetaCyc
FR994032 Patent
HMDB0002714 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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20 November 2019