diethyl ether

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diethyl ether

1. (Elements & Compounds) a formal name for ether1
2. (Medicine) a formal name for ether1
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(ˈi θər)

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.
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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
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The foam blown with ethanol instead of diethyl ether are mechanically more resistant, but heavier and less thermally insulating.
The first one consisted of extracting the ethanolic extract with diethyl ether; the second used hexane followed by chloroform.
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.
On a relevant note, the Narcotics Department in Aleppo arrested Ali Sansol, a drug pusher, while he was selling diethyl ether, a chemical compound used as an inhalant narcotic, illicitly.
Methanol, ethanol, acetone, water, hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, diethyl ether, hydroxytoluene (BHT), DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-pcyrilhydrazol), rutin.
Solvents, such as acetone and diethyl ether were purified and dried according tothe standard procedures [7].
Stearic acid, sodium stearale, anhydrous diethyl ether. NaOH and HCl were supplied by Sinophartn Chemical Reagent (Shanghai, China),
Different developing solvents including chloroform-methanol-water (65:25:4, v/v/v), chloroform, diethyl ether (9:1, v/v), and chloroform-methanol-water (60 : 10: 1, v/v/v) were used [15].
Thymine, adenine, citric acid, potassium hydroxide, dichloromethane, diethyl ether, triethylamine, [alpha]-cyclodextrin, dimethylformamide, tosyl chloride, and fluorescein were purchased from Merck (Germany).
Therats were sacrificed under mild diethyl ether anesthesia 24 hr after cessation of treatment.
The researchers saponified milk samples at room temperature overnight with potassium hydroxide, then extracted the mixture with hexane and diethyl ether. This step was followed by silica solid phase extraction.
1) with Rf 0.77, hexane: diethyl ether; 2:1 was thus isolated and subjected to FTIR and NMR spectroscopic analyses.