diethyl ether


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di·eth·yl ether

 (dī-ĕth′əl)
n.
See ether.

diethyl ether

(daɪˈɛθɪl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a formal name for ether1
2. (Medicine) a formal name for ether1

e•ther

(ˈi θər)

n.
1.
a. Also called ethyl ether. a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C4H10O, having an aromatic odor and sweet burning taste, used as a solvent and formerly as an inhalant anesthetic.
b. (formerly) one of a class of compounds in which two organic groups are attached directly to an oxygen atom, having the general formula ROR.
2. upper regions of space; the clear sky; the heavens.
3. the medium supposed by the ancients to fill the upper regions of space.
4. a substance formerly supposed to occupy all space, accounting for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.
[1350–1400; < Latin aethēr the upper air, ether < Greek aithḗr, akin to aíthein to glow, burn]
e•ther•ic (ɪˈθɛr ɪk, ɪˈθɪər-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diethyl ether - a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
enflurane, Ethrane - a nonflammable liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic
Translations
Diethylether
etere dietilico
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1846: An anaesthetic was successfully used for the first time at the Massachusetts General Hospital where dentist William Morton used diethyl ether before removing a tumour from a man's jaw.
1846: An anaesthetic was successfully used for the first time at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where dentist William Morton used diethyl ether before removing a tumour from a man's jaw.
Five solvent systems namely, butanol, diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, hexane and petroleum-ether, were individually applied for the extraction purpose.
In this test, the mustard biodiesel and diesel blending with diethyl ether (DEE) in various ratios by volume were tested in CI Engine.
After 24 h, the resultant precursor was filtered, washed successively with water, methanol, and diethyl ether, and then dried in vacuo at 50[degrees]C for 24 h.
Solvents used were as follows: tetrahydrofuran (THF) and 1,4-dioxane from Aldrich, toluene and diethyl ether (as precipitation agent) from Chimopar SA, anisole from Merck-Schuchardt, diphenyl ether (DPE) from Fluka-AG, and methanol from SC PAM Corporation SRL.
95%), phenolphthalein (ACS reagent), neutral silica gel and diethyl ether (anhydrous, ACS reagent, [greater than or equal to] 99.
The first generation of the tannin foams have shown good insulation properties and very significant resistance against fire but unfortunately they were produced with around 5% of formaldehyde needed for keeping the network stable and variable amounts of diethyl ether for allowing the blowing at room temperature.
The solution was partitioned with equal volume of diethyl ether 3 times; following, which the diethyl ether phase was collected and was passed through dry sodium sulphate.
More specifically, 1g of the methanol extract was dissolved in 10 ml of diethyl ether, with the aim of separating lipophilic components that can be converted into salts extractable with water.